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Cortisol Controls Recycling of Bile Acids

Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres

Summary: Cortisol is responsible for the recycling of bile acids from the blood, according to new research. If this recycling is disrupted, the animals develop gallstones and lose weight because they are no longer able to digest dietary fats. They also use more energy for heat production. The researchers assume that regulation of recycling serves the purpose of conserving energy efficiently in times of need.

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