Fascinating Belly Fat Fact (Part 1)

Abdominal AdiposityLast night I followed up an article lead from a friend. It relates to a piece of medical research.  Headed up “Your belly fat could be making you hungrier” it contains news of a startling scientific discovery that abdominal fat tissue can produce the exact same hormone as is produced in the brain: a hormone that  stimulates fat cell production.

For some time scientists have known that one of the main reasons why overweight people over eat is because their brains produce the hormone Neuropeptide Y(NPY) in excessive amounts. NPY is the most potent appetite stimulating hormone known, sending signals to the individual that they’re constantly hungry. Professor Kaipang Yang of LawsonDr Kaipang Yang Health Research Institute  has provided evidence that in obese rat model experiments, NPY is also produced locally by abdominal fat.

So to help you get your head around that (and somethings do bear repeating) It is possible a cycle is at play where NPY produced in the brain causes you to eat more and therefore gain even more fat around your middle and then that fat produces even more NPY hormone which leads to even more fat cells. So reduce your belly fat now!

If this is too much to take in or the implications too worrying please avert your eyes now and click here for a soothing video of bulldogs surfing.

For the rest of  us who feel the fear and do it anyway  – Are you struggling with belly fat. Can you share your experience of dieting with us? We would love to hear from you.

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Paleo Works Have you ever wondered how you arrived at “being overweight” and thought how difficult it is to get rid of and keep off those excess pounds? Hi, I’m Katie and together with Mike my husband, we are Paleo Works. As a busy working mum of four, I often watched others embark on weight loss progammes only to return to their start weight (and then some) shortly after reaching their target. Why was this happening? Conventional dietary wisdom would have us believe that it’s YOU who has failed. But Mike and I thought different. We felt that there had to be something wrong with that conventional dietary wisdom after all we can’t all be hopeless? So we studied intensely, sought out advice and read avidly. We questioned robustly and talked with many on various 'dieting' regimes. What we found was radical, our story has to be told, our knowledge has to be shared. So If you are ready to stop blaming your self for being overweight and ready to change your approach to weight loss then contact us and let’s get started!

Posted on August 31, 2011, in Professor Kaipang Yang, The Science and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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