leptin

Obesity & Diabetes: The Leptin Link

New findings may help to better explain the link between obesity and diabetes. And the link lies in a hormone. A study published in Cell Metabolism found that leptin -a hormone known for its role in appetite and weight gain -regulates blood sugar through two different brain-body pathways. One that controls fat storage and appetite, and another that signals the liver and tells it how to handle … [Read more...]

estrogen and cancer

Estrogen and Cancer (And How Diet Reduces Risk)

Estrogen is considered the primary female sex hormone. There are three forms of estrogen that occur naturally in the body: estradiol, estriol and estrone. While estrogens are present in both women and men, they're typically most concentrated in females of reproductive age. Although estrogen plays a necessary role in the development of the female sex characteristics (like breasts) and the … [Read more...]

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