Glial cells control the appetite and feeding behavior. MIT neuroscientists have discovered the role of brain cells called glial cells in appetite control in a recent study. The researchers found that glial cells activation leads to overeating and the suppression of these cells, suppress appetite in mice.
The results of this study might help scientists for developing drugs against obesity and other appetite-related problems. This study is considered to be the latest one on glial cells in important brain functions. Earlier the role of glial cells was considered as supporting neurons.