Monday, 30 January 2012 14:36 | By AFP RelaxNews, additional photo by stock.xchng and updated by Sheena Wan

Photos of delicious foods trigger hunger hormone

Just looking at delicious-looking food can cause levels of the hunger hormone ghrelin to spike.


Photos of delicious foods trigger hunger hormone: study (©Valentyn Volkov shutterstock.com)

(Relaxnews) - If you want to curb your appetite, close the cookbook, turn off the cooking show and step away from the food porn.

That's the message from a new study out of Germany which found that the mere sight of delicious food caused levels of the appetite-controlling hormone ghrelin -- also known as the hunger hormone -- to spike in their male subjects.

Click next to find out more about the study done on food porn.

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