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Hormone treatment helps obese people slim down

...y overweight people slim down. Discovered in 1994, leptin is normally produced by fat cells and is believed ...ation. But only a handful of people don't have any leptin at all naturally. Results of treatment with other obese people have been disappointing, with only so...

Leptin connected to obesity blood clots

...ng to researchers, increased levels of the hormone leptin may explain why obese people seem to be more at ri...ve turned the spotlight on the role of the hormone leptin in making the blood clot more easily. Experiments with mice have shown that leptin-deficient mice ...

Leptin linked to Blood Clots

...nt professor of internal medicine, studied varying leptin levels in mice. Eitzman looked at a group of overw... on another group of mice missing the gene for the leptin receptor, which also made them leptin deficient. Like the first group of mice, the second group also...

Fish rich diet lowers leptin

...leptin,// a substance secreted by fat tissue. High leptin levels have been associated with increased risk fo...t simply eat different diets. Somers observed that leptin levels usually increase as people gain weight but in the new study people who ate fish continued to ...

Weight gain following smoking cessation not linked to Leptin

...ht. These arguments were based on assumptions that leptin levels were high during smoking periods, thus keeping weight down and after one stops smoking, the leptin levels plummet leading to weight gain. A new study by researchers in the University of Pittsburgh h...

Leptin is "new breast cancer indicator"

...ation for Cancer Research, suggests that assessing leptin levels may be a more effective means of cancer pro...iversity of Texas.// But, he says that levels of leptin which signals to the brain when it is time to stop eating are a sign of a woman’s accumulation of fa...

Prostate Cancer in Obese Men

...roteins and hormones stored in body fat -- such as leptin and insulin-like growth factor 1 -- may encourage prostate tumor growth in obese men. Also, obese men usually have lower testosterone levels and higher estrogen levels, which may promote cancer growth. In addition, diets high in fat may promote tumor...

Brain Enzyme Found To Regulate Weight

...n's obesity woes. Researchers say studies on using leptin to control weight found that obese people had lost...ase might be more effective in weight control than leptin because its works more directly on appetite signaling at the end of the biochemical pathway in the b...

Hormone Leptin Found To Be Effective In Treating Women With Infertility Problems

...ulation hormone leptin.// The study also indicates leptin may be useful in treating some instances of infert...rmation of bone. Extremely thin women produce less leptin and often have a negative energy balance as a result, leading the body to revert back to a prepubesc...

Weighty problem: Protein is the solution?

...phase blood samples were taken to measure insulin, leptin (the hormone responsible for hunger) and ghrelin (... 'markedly increased' with the isocaloric diet but leptin was unchanged. 2. With the ad libitum high protein diet, average spontaneous calorie intake decrea...

Scientists crack mechanism of Leptin-Obesity Hormone

... Drugs could also be developed to reverse leptin resistance in obese individuals, Dr. Low said. In ...ity associated with a resistance to the effects of leptin in the same way that type 2 diabetes is caused by a resistance to the hormone insulin.// Dr...

Expose on eating disorders!! Scientists trace “brain’s eating control center pathway”

...espond to hormones, among them two proteins called leptin //and neuropeptide Y, that control eating behavior. Other areas of the brain that play a role in eating decisions have not been identified before now, according to Dr. Jeffrey Friedman of The Rockefeller University in New York. Friedman and h...

Obesity Hormone -' Leptin' may treat Metabolic Disorder

... lays the foundation for research into the role of leptin in common metabolic conditions such as type 2 diab...nd that 4 months of injections with the engineered leptin boosted patients' blood levels of the hormone, cut their triglycerides and improved their blood suga...

Finding The Key To Weight Loss!

...phase blood samples were taken to measure insulin, leptin (the hormone responsible for satiety) and ghrelin ... 'markedly increased' with the isocaloric diet but leptin was unchanged. With the ad libitum high protein diet, the participants average spontaneous calorie...

An answer to obesity: weight control protein

...chigan Medical School. Produced by fat tissue, the leptin hormone sends signals to the brain about the body'...reveal SH2-B as an important positive regulator of leptin sensitivity inside cells of the brain region known as the hypothalamus," said senior author of the s...

An Answer To Obesity: Weight Control Protein

...chigan Medical School. Produced by fat tissue, the leptin hormone sends signals to the brain about the body'...reveal SH2-B as an important positive regulator of leptin sensitivity inside cells of the brain region known as the hypothalamus," said senior author of the s...

Leptin and inflammatory cytokines in women with pre-eclampsia

...en with pre-eclampsia, the level of maternal serum leptin is increased and correlates positively with the le...uerto Real, Cadiz, Spain to compare maternal serum leptin concentration in women with pre-eclampsia and women with normal pregnancy, and to evaluate the relat...

Leptin Hormone Plays Key Role In Losing Weight

...pared to keeping it off. // The key to this is the leptin hormone which controls the appetite. The hormone h...ward automatically. When people lose weight, their leptin production decreases, and increased leptin levels result in people regaining the lost weight. The ...

Multiple Sclerosis Can Be Treated By Blocking Fat Hormone

The blocking of the leptin hormone which is mostly produced in fats cells has...om Università di Napoli "Federico II" suggest that leptin neutralization may be a possible way to both prevent and treat MS. Leptin is known to play a crit...

Researchers Identify The Cause To Obesity

...ce that C-reactive protein (CRP) not only binds to leptin but its hold impairs leptin's role in controlling ... of obesity. "There's been a lot of interest in leptin as a means to curb appetite and reduce weight but clinical trials have had disappointing results. Ou...

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