January 1, 2007

Leptin Resistance, Supplements and Dietary Factors Related to Leptin Levels

Do Leptin Supplements Help in Weight Loss? Foods that raise or decrease leptin levels and dietary factors that block leptin from crossing the blood-brain barrier resulting in leptin resistence.

Do Leptin Supplements Help Burn More Calories?
Leptin has become a hot area for obesity research since the discovery of a mutation in the mouse leptin gene that increases the animals' appetite while lowering their metabolic rate. In a study by others, young children with higher leptin levels reportedly burned more calories during physical activity...Read full article

Foods That Increase Leptin and Foods That Decrease Leptin
Study finds more fat in the diet reduces leptin levels while a diet higher in carbohydrates raises leptin levels in breastfeeding mothers. Their results about fats, carbs and leptin agree with those from a study led by physiologist Peter J. Havel of the University of California, Davis...Read full article

Leptin and Weight Loss – Leptin Resistance
Recent research into leptin has revealed what is likely to be very important in the control of appetite, weight loss and the regulation of body weight. Advances in leptin research and its role in the control of obesity would lead to reductions in diabetes, coronary heart disease and many forms of cancer, all of which are increased in obesity...Read full article

Leptin Supplements & Weight Loss
Since the discovery of leptin in 1994, many have hoped that the hormone would be a promising weight-loss treatment for humans. Leptin acts as a signal to help the body decide when it has eaten enough food to feel full. The amount of leptin in the blood has been directly linked to body fat...Read full article

Leptin to be added to Formula Milk and Other Foods
Formula milk and other foods may be supplemented with leptin hormone to prevent obesity according to researchers. A team of researchers at the Clore Laboratory at the University of Buckingham, led by Dr Mike Cawthorne, are looking at adding leptin to formula milk and other foods...Read full article

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