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 (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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