The hypothalamus part of the brain is responsible for the biological function of regulating a variety of body functions and responses. It has several important nuclei responsible for the regulation of energy homeostasis and feeding.
We find the production sites of Luteinizing hormone – LH, the ventromedial hypothalamus – VHM, and the Arcuate Nucleus – ARC. As far as feeding and energy regulation in the body is concerned, the ARC is an integrated center for feeding regulation, VHM of the center of satiety, while the LH is the feeding center. Below is a brief look at some of the central hypothalamus peptides which are chains of amino acids worth knowing about when it comes to appetite control and feeding.