Obesity

Galician scientists find why prolonged breastfeeding protects against obesity

Galician scientists find why prolonged breastfeeding protects against obesity

prolonged breastfeeding protects the child against obesity in adulthood, even if you are exposed to a high-fat diet. This is due to the release of a protein from the liver that, upon reaching the lateral hypothalamus, activates dopamine receptors, which increases energy expenditure. This is evidenced by the study by the team of Galician researchers …

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Insulin and leptin: why appetite hormones are linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer's

Insulin and leptin: why appetite hormones are linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s

Eat or not eat, that is the question. Insulin and leptin are the hormones in charge of regulating how much food do we need to eat. So crucial is its role that resistance to these hormones can lead to obesity, diabetes or even Alzheimer’s. When hearing the word insulin, practically all of us think of …

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