Research links estrogen and binge eating

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Estrogen may be a new tool for combating obesity. Medpage Today reports that Baylor College of Medicine researchers have found that an estrogen replacement suppressed binge-eating behavior among lab mice which lacked estrogen receptors.

The team published its findings in the Journal of Clinical Research and noted that a new glucagon-like peptide-1 estrogen conjugate delivered estrogen to the right place.

Medpage notes that there have been human studies which showed that binge-eaters tend to have low GLP-1 levels, but that this research is the first to suggest a GLP-1 estrogen conjugate can curb behavior.

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