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October 20 2013

Hormone removes the pleasure of smoking


A peptide prevents the brain of a smoker from registering satisfaction from a cigarette.

The hormone GLP-1 is released when we eat and makes us feel full or sated toward the end of the meal.

GLP-1 receptors are also activated in parts of the brain that are linked to satisfaction or a sense of reward. This indicates the hormone is directly involved in our experience of gratification.

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