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Astrocytes shown to regulate how much we eat.

Neurons in an area of the brain known as the hypothalamus control how much an animal eats, however, it is not clear what role the brain’s immune cells, known as glial cells, play in influencing diet. In rare cases glial cells have been known to send nerve impulses like neurons, however, they mostly serve to support and protect the neurons. 

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