Oxytocin Secretion is Stimulated by Changes in Glucose Metabolism

Published: 16 Jul 2020
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See below a link to a study by the National Library of Medicine discussing the relation between Glucose Metabolism and Oxytocin.

 

Oxytocin is a hormone secreted from the pituitary gland and has been referred to as the "cuddle" or "love" hormone because it is released when people bond socially or snuggle up.

 

Previous studies have shown that infusion of oxytocin into normal dogs increased plasma levels of insulin and glucagon. These responses were accompanied by increased rates of glucose production and overall glucose uptake. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether, conversely, changes in glucose metabolism would result in changes in oxytocin secretion.

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