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Description :

Endocrinology means the science (-logy) of internal (endo-) secretion (-crino-) and studies many physiological phenomena. Indeed, hormones play an important part in many different functions in men and all organisms.

Hormones and nutrition:

- Hormones such as insulin and glucagon regulate glycaemia.
- Leptin regulates fat reserves in the body.
- Ghrelin stimulates appetite. PYY 3-36 regulates appetite for several hours with its satiety action.
- Growth hormones can regulate growth.
- Hormones play an important part in reproduction during puberty, but also during women’s menstrual cycles, pregnancy and lactation.
- Thyroid hormones regulate the body temperature.
- Melatonin regulates circadian cycles.

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