Steam rises from fresh slices of pit barbecue beef.

These 7 hormones influence how much—or little—you eat. Can we influence them?

New medications, like Wegovy and Ozempic, can boost the effects of these hormones. But how we eat, exercise, and manage stress also play a big role in whether we gain or lose weight.

How much barbecue beef do you want to eat? It depends on what your hormones are telling your brain.
Photograph by Brian Finke, Nat Geo Image Collection
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