Tag: "leptin" at medical news
Does the lack of sleep make you fat?
...leptin. Ghrelin increases feelings of hunger while leptin
acts to suppress appetite. People who habitually ...eople who slept for shorter durations have reduced leptin
and elevated ghrelin. These differences are likely to increase appetite and, in societies where foo...
Sleep loss boosts appetite, may encourage weight gain
... Van Cauter's team measured circulating levels of leptin
and ghrelin before the study, after two nights of ...with four hours of sleep, the ration of ghrelin to leptin
increased by 71 percent compared to a night with ten hours in bed. As hunger increased, food choices...
Sleep duration affects appetite-regulating hormones
.... In addition, short sleep was associated with low leptin
and high ghrelin levels (ghrelin is a hormone thought to stimulate food intake). These hormonal differences are likely to increase appetite, which could be responsible for the increased BMI in short sleepers. These findings could explain, at least ...
News tips from the 2005, 54th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology
...nd function of the hormone leptin. Some mice were leptin
deficient, while others had nonworking leptin
receptors. Made by fat cells, leptin
regulates appetite and energy balance. Normally, greater quan...
Raw food vegetarians have low bone mass
...n of bone metabolism. In some transgenic mice, low leptin
levels are related to high bone mass. But interest...ingly, the raw food dieters had both low levels of leptin
and low bone mass. In short, the people on the raw food diet are lighter with lower body fat. They h...