Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 19, 2012
Since its discovery in 1999 by medical researcher Masayasu Kojima, a major indicator of weight gain and obesity has been an active amino acid peptide produced in our bodies known as Ghrelin. However, recent medical studies conducted at the St. Louis Veterans Affairs Hospital and research posted at health and wellness portal BeWellBuzz.com have found new ways of controlling the ‘hunger gene’ which have shown significant ways of controlling weight gain.
Ghrelin is a 28 amino acid peptide and hormone produced in the stomach. It’s primary function is to tell the human brain that the body has been fed, thus the primary reason Ghrelin has been also known as ‘The Hunger Hormone’. Medical Research conducted at Metabolic Research Laboratory of the University Hospital of Navarra in 2009 concluded that the level of secretion if Ghrelin increases before eating and decreases after.
The researchers at Navarra also discovered besides stimulating the hypothalamus to generate appetite, it causes the over-expression of the fatty genes that take part in the retention of lipids which ultimately increases appetite and promotes obesity.
”Ghrelin is the first and only yet-described appetite-stimulating hormone,” says Dr. David Cummings, an endocrinologist at Seattle’s Veterans Administration Medical Center and the University of Washington, “Ghrelin is mainly created in the stomach, where it circulates in the blood, eventually sending a message to the brain to stimulate appetite.”
Dr. Cummings and a team of researchers found that people who lost weight through dieting actually had elevated levels of ghrelin any time, both day and night when these tests were conducted. "Implication is that this is one of the ways in which the body fights against weight loss," says Cummings, which might help explain why millions of people who use fad diets can’t keep the weight off.
According to this extended research, the concept of generating true weight loss is finding a way to suppress the Ghrelin gene’s message of sending constant reminders to the brain that the body is ‘hungry’; and if not to completely suppress the message, at least find ways of controlling our urge to overindulge. Many new ways of naturally controlling the hunger gene were recently discovered at health and wellness portal BeWellBuzz.com.
To learn more about effective natural ways of controlling the production of Ghrelin in the human body, please click the link and review the article posted at BeWellBuzz.com.
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