Fascinating Belly Fat Fact (Part 1)
Last 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 Lawson 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.
- The Diabetes-Belly Fat Connection (everydayhealth.com)
Posted on August 31, 2011, in Professor Kaipang Yang, The Science and tagged Abdominal obesity, Adipose tissue, Adiposity, Aerobic exercise, Belly Fat, Duke University, Fat, Health, Heart disease, Neuropeptide Y, NPY, Paleo Diet, Professor Kaipang Yang, Research. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.