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Leptin can reverse uncontrolled diabetes, types 1 and 2

10/7/2014 - The appetite-regulating hormone leptin may actually be able to reverse the high blood sugar that characterizes type 1 and type 2 diabetes, according to a study conducted by researchers from Yale University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and published in the journal Nature Medicine. Type...

Gatekeeper hormone can make or break health and weight - Here's how to balance the odds

8/18/2013 - Ever heard of leptin? It just happens to be a master hormone that influences weight, energy and cardiovascular health. When this hormone is imbalanced, a cascade of health issues are provoked - creating a path of general ill health. If you feel fatigued, fat or unwell, proper leptin metabolism might...

Reversing leptin resistance naturally

6/20/2013 - The foods we eat and sedentary lifestyles have left our bodies reeling with a plethora of avoidable ailments and conditions. One such condition is leptin resistance which contributes significantly to weight gain and ultimately diabetes. It most certainly does not have to be like this, however, and once...

Repairing your energy homeostasis is key to losing weight

8/9/2012 - The brain regulates our energy intake and expenditure through a process called energy homeostasis. The common belief is that this homeostasis is somehow maladapted and doesn't prevent overeating and weight gain. Thereby, constant voluntary caloric restriction is often recommended to maintain or lose...

Starvation and Obesity

8/20/2011 - Obese people are usually always hungry and no matter how much they eat their brains are registering starvation. One would think that eating too much would result in an abundance of nutritional support for cells. But being overweight and undernourished at the same time is a reality that is just beginning...

Exercise improves leptin and insulin sensitivity

2/23/2011 - Our diet and lifestyle has a direct effect on our endocrine system. Our hormone regulation can change based on what we choose to eat and how we choose to live. Leptin and insulin are two powerful hormones that influence how energy is metabolized throughout the body. Exercise has been shown to increase...

Healthy sleep cycles balance hormones and burn fat

1/25/2011 - It is no secret that our society struggles with weight loss resistance. Researchers at John Hopkins University estimate that by the year 2015 over 75% of Americans will be overweight with a staggering 41% being obese. Many people claim the country's propensity to overeat and indulge on junk food on...

Low Leptin Levels Increase Risk of Age-Related Mental Decline

12/27/2009 - Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine recently discovered that individuals with lower levels of circulating leptin had an increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer Disease (AD). Leptin, a hormone produced by the visceral and subcutaneous adipose (fat) tissue, is critical in regulating...

Breast Cancer Linked to Obesity in Women of All Ages, Leptin Probable Culprit

7/20/2009 - The link between breast cancer and obesity has strengthened with two new studies showing that body mass index is correlated with the disease. These finding apply to women of all ages with breast cancer, not just those who are postmenopausal. Lipid profile and estradiol levels correlating with high body...

The Nature of Energy-Depleting Thyroid Problems

11/6/2007 - Millions of Americans suffer from some degree of energy-depleting thyroid problem. You may be one of the many whose sluggish thyroid problem did not show up on a lab test. This is partly because thyroid lab tests do not accurately measure the activity of thyroid hormone inside cells. Testing can catch...

Oprah Raises Awareness on Thyroid Issue

10/24/2007 - Oprah has done an immense favor to millions of American women by helping them understand that a malfunctioning thyroid gland may indeed be part of their weight and health problems. After writing openly about her thyroid problem in the October 2007 Oprah Magazine, she then went into the nature of thyroid...

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