Diabetes and Obesity

…secrete hormones—so many, in fact, that some experts actually refer to adipose tissue as an endocrine organ. One of these hormones is leptin. Although leptin is best known for its governing effects on appetite and energy metabolism, researchers from Boston’s Joslin Diabetes Center have…

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Achieve a Healthy Weight With Irvingia gabonensis

…affects two hormones that are intimately involved in weight control. Leptin is the “hunger hormone” that signals satiety and the breakdown of stored fat. You’d expect thin people to have robust levels of leptin, and they do. But, surprisingly, levels in obese people are often sky…

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To Avoid Diabetes, Get More Zzzz’s

…population—not just teens. Finally, when you consider the mounting evidence which shows a lack of sleep decreases levels of the satiety chemical leptin, which leads to overeating and obesity, it makes good sense to add sleep to the list of ways to prevent diabetes. So, how can both adults and…

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