digestive hormone


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digestive hormone

Any of a group of hormones produced by the stomach or small intestinal mucosa and stimulating various tissues to release enzymes, produce fluids, or affect gastrointestinal motility. They include gastrin, motilin, secretin, cholecystokinin, and vasoactive intestinal peptide.
See also: hormone
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Their latest study, published in the journal Diabetes, involved patients being given injections of oxyntomodulin - a naturally occurring digestive hormone found in the small intestine.
So, quaff Pepsi, and your body starts releasing digestive hormones and increases its metabolic rate, "because you have to expend energy to get energy out of your food," she explains.
Protein is a vital building block for the muscles, but as we get older our bodies have difficulty in digesting it due to an age-related decline in digestive hormones," she explains.