You know how they say, 'The way to a man's heart is through his stomach'? Well, it turns out the reverse is true. When men were administered the love hormone, oxytocin, also known as the bonding hormone, they tended to consume fewer calories than those who took a placebo. Goes to show that men are just as likely to be emotional eaters as women. Still, daily doses of oxytocin seem to be a bit expensive and the longterm affects of messing with hormones might be too risky to make this a viable medical treatment for simple weight loss. Perhaps the bigger takeaway is that feeling connected to other humans, primarily feeling in love and loved, is likely a huge factor in how 'satiated' we feel, whether we're talking about food or happiness or both. So the next time you feel like having dessert, go find someone you love and give them a big hug instead.


HealthDay: Could the 'Love Hormone' Be a Weight-Loss Aid for Men?