Soy-based protein can boost appetite

| Updated: Jul 20, 2016 19:10 IST

Washington D.C, Jul 20 (ANI): A team of researchers has discovered a protein that boosts hunger hormone and stimulates appetite. Researchers found that the protein, called soy-ghretropin, stimulates secretion of ghrelin, an appetite-stimulating hormone produced in the stomach. When fed to mice, this soy-based protein increased blood levels of ghrelin and boosted their appetite. The findings suggest that soy-ghretropin may be developed for elderly people or anorexic patients whose ghrelin levels and food intake are reduced. The study is published in FEBS Letters. (ANI)