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Sun exposure stimulates appetite in males

Ultraviolet radiation exerts differential effects in men and women. Parikh et al. reveal that solar exposure on the skin triggers food-seeking behaviour in males, but not females, through a mechanism dependent on ghrelin secretion from skin adipocytes.

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Fig. 1: Effect of solar exposure on food-seeking behaviour.


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Dieguez, C., Nogueiras, R. Sun exposure stimulates appetite in males. Nat Metab 4, 796–797 (2022).

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