Facts About the Endocrine System

•  In 1923, two scientists, Frederick Banting and John Macleod, won
   the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering insulin, a
   hormone that regulates blood sugar levels.

 There are nearly 30 different hormones made in your body.

  Hormones made in the hypothalamus gland control feelings of
   hunger and thirst.

  The thyroid gland controls how much energy and stamina you have 
    throughout the day.

•  The pineal gland releases melatonin, which is responsible for controlling sleep-wake patterns.

•  Dwarfism is caused when there is not enough growth hormone released from the pituitary gland during
   childhood.