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HUNGER. The desire for taking food. Hunger is no excuse for larceny. 1 Hale, P. C. 54; 4 Bl. Com. 31. But it is a matter which applies itself strongly to the consciences of the judges in mitigation of the punishment.
     2. When a person has died, and it is suspected he has been starved to death, an examination of his body ought to be made, to ascertain whether or not he died of hunger. The signs which usually attend death from hunger are the following: The body is much emaciated, and a foetid, acrid odor exhales from it, although death may have been very recent. The eyes are red and open, which is not usual in other causes of death. The tongue and throat are dry, even to aridity, and the stomach and intestines are contracted and empty. The gall bladder is pressed with bile, and this fluid is found scattered over the stomach and intestines, so as to tinge them very extensively. The lungs are withered, but all the other organs are generally in a healthy state. The blood vessels are usually empty. Foder‚, tom. ii. p. 276, tom. iii. p. 231; 2 Beck's Med. Jur. 52; see Eunom. Dial. 2, Sec. 47, p. 142, and the note at p. 384.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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That's where the vagus nerve senses that we're full and informs the satiety center in our brains to tell our hand to put down the buttered popcorn.
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According to a new study published in the journal Nutrients, a vegan diet helps promoting beneficial gut hormones that are responsible for regulating blood sugar, satiety and weight.
Protein has been reported to be one of the most important macronutrients for promoting satiety. An early study by Westerterp-Plantenga et al (1) on the relationship between macronutrient distribution and diet-induced thermogenesis concluded that meals comprising proportionally more protein than carbohydrates or fats had a greater thermogenic effect within the body.
Eating something by enjoying it - aroma, taste, the process of chewing with a relaxed mind and body - are instrumental in satiety and good nutrition.
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On the flipside, heavily processed foods, like sugary boxed cereals and doughy white bread, deliver little in the way of satiety power, which can lead to the hunger pangs that precede overeating.
Life Extension, Fort Lauderdale, FL, has introduced Advanced Natural Appetite Suppress, which contains a European white kidney bean extract intended to help support normal levels of the gut hormones that control appetite and satiety. Use of the supplement may support weight loss by reducing the desire for food and encouraging less food intake.