Hugging is Good For You – Could Help Inhibit Impulsive Behaviors for Healthier Bodies, Science Says

Note:  Not original content.  This information is from the source linked below.

New study shows that oxytocin, the main hormone attributed to cuddling and bonding, could help inhibit impulsive behaviors by inducing a satisfied state.  In the study article linked below, researchers at MGH observed this by using a nasal spray containing the so-called “Love Hormone” (or as we like to say, the Cuddle Hormone, but who’s really keeping track?)

 

From the NY Post article:
“A new study found that a feel-good hormone associated with emotional — and physical — bonding caused people to eat less.

The pilot study this month by Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard University found that overweight men who used a nasal spray containing oxytocin — the so-called love hormone — were less likely to indulge in impulsive behaviors.

“In past studies we saw that oxytocin somehow affects food intake in humans and animals,” Franziska Plessow, professor at Harvard Medical School and co-researcher of the study, tells The Post, “but we didn’t know how. After this study, we found that oxytocin could prevent overweight people from uncontrolled eating.”

Granted, Plessow says, their research is only beginning.”

Read more at the link below and share your thoughts in a comment!

Excerpt from: https://nypost.com/2016/04/20/why-cuddling-could-help-you-lose-weight/

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