Thursday, December 17, 2009

Leptin: Controlling your weight and risk for Alzheimers

"basically, consuming high levels of HFCS can silently trigger leptin resistance slowly. When looking into the Alzheimers correlation, it makes you wonder if consuming HFCS could be correlated to this terrible disease."

People who have higher levels of leptin, an appetite suppressing hormone, may be less likely to develop Alheimers disease or dementia than others according to a recent study, But what is leptin and how does our body regulate it's production?

Leptin plays a key role in regulating your body's appetite and metabolism. It's also an appetite suppressant. It was believed that the more you weighed, the less responsive to leptin your body was, which would consequently lead to more weight gain.

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