Scientists have found out what happens to the heart when a person falls in love

Scientists have found out what happens to the heart when a person falls in love

Oxytocin, which produces the brain, is sometimes called the "hormon of love", can literally heal "broken hearts." In a new study of danio and human cells, scientists have found that it helps to regenerate the heart tissue after a trauma. According to biologists, it is theoretically useful to treat heart attacks in the future. However, since the new study has been done in aquariums and lab cups, this theory is still far from being implemented.

Oxytocin is referred to as a "hormon of love" or "hungry" for its well-known role in creating social and trust relationships, often increasing when people hug, have sex or get an orgasm.

However, oxytocin also performs many other functions in the body; for example, it is responsible for the reduction of the uterus during childbirth and subsequent lactation stimulation. According to a survey published by Frontiers in Psychology in 2020, oxytocin also helps to protect the circulatory system from injuries by reducing blood pressure, reducing inflammation and dispersing free radicals, a jet by-product of normal cellular metabolism.

A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology highlights another potential advantage of oxytocin, at least in danio fish. Gormon helps the heart replace damaged and dead cardiocytocytes, muscle cells that are responsible for heart cuts. First experiments on human cells have shown that oxytocin can cause similar effects in humans if introduced at the right time and at the right dose.


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