Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology Graduate Group

Engineering a Balanced Diet? Hormone FGF21 Promotes Protein Preference

In a study appearing in Endocrinology, Associate Professor Karen Ryan and her colleagues identified the hormone fibroblast growth factor-21 (FGF21) as a control for regulating dietary protein intake in male mice. They found that male mice injected with the hormone increased their intake of dietary protein over carbohydrates and fats.