The Guarantee of Vitamin D

…less production and secretion of the hormone leptin. Leptin is one of the primary hormones involved in fat storage and weight loss. Millions of dollars are now being spent on trying to duplicate these effects by artificially increasing levels of leptin in the body or turning it into a weight-loss drug…

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High-Fructose Corn Syrup: How Sweet It Isn't

…way most sugars do—a side effect HFCS producers would like to market as a benefit. However, it also does not cause an increase in the compound leptin, a protein hormone that plays a key role in regulating appetite and metabolism. The problem is that increases in these substances signal the body’s…

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Estrogen Dominance and Obesity: A Clear Connection

…that alters the intercellular functions of fat cells. Excess body fat has been proven to alter the levels of several hormones, including insulin, leptin and estrogen in a way that increases obesity. Estrogen slows metabolism and boosts insulin production, which causes the body to store more calories…

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