'Love hormone' nasal spray could reduce calorie intake in men Medical News Today

March 9, 2015 4:56 PM

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'Love hormone' nasal spray could reduce calorie intake in men Medical News Today

The findings were presented at the 97th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society and confirmed the findings of previous animal studies demonstrating that oxytocin reduces food intake.

"Our results are really exciting," says lead investigator Dr. Elizabeth Lawson of Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. "Further study is needed, but I think oxytocin is a promising treatment for obesity and its metabolic complications."

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