'Love hormone' may help men lose weight, study finds

March 9, 2015 1:20 PM

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'Love hormone' may help men lose weight, study finds

Oxytocin, the so-called “love hormone” that is released during sex and cuddling, may also help men lose weight, a new study found, as it helped reduce caloric intake in healthy males.

In a small study involving 25 healthy men, participants were randomly assigned to self-administer a single dose of either the synthetic nasal spray with oxytocin, or a placebo after fasting. An hour later, the men were given double portions of breakfast they had chosen from a menu. The researchers t...

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