The Cuddle Hormone Helps Men Lose Weight

March 9, 2015 9:04 PM

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Most people know oxytocin as the “cuddle hormone” – the one that’s released by the body during orgasm and childbirth and increases feelings of attachment and bonding. But new research reported at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society suggests that the love hormone may also help shrink your waistline.

The small study had just 25 male participants, but showed promising results: Men who were administered a synthetic version of the hormone in the form of a nasal spray before being served breakfast ate 122 fewer calories at the meal, reduced their fat intake by 9 grams, and showed improved insulin se...

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