The Leptin Boost Diet
The discovery of leptin in 1994 was one of the most
significant breakthroughs in the history of obesity
research. The name leptin comes from the Greek, leptos
which means thin. Leptin is a hormone made by fat cells
that tells your body to stop eating. The fat cells in your
body work together to behave like a gland, just like the
adrenal gland, thyroid gland or pituitary gland. Leptin
works in your brain to control your appetite and
metabolism. Leptin has led to the understanding that fat
cells or adipocytes are dynamic cells that produce
hormones responsible for body weight, energy balance,
metabolism, appetite and cravings.

In the past, scientists viewed fat as simply tissue that
stores excess calories in the body. When it came to
obesity research, fat was thought of as an innocent
bystander. Leptin has shattered our earlier perceptions of
the fat cell. Scientists now understand that fat is much
more than just an inert storage depot. Fat is a dynamic
endocrine machine that is the critical regulator of your
appetite, metabolism and body weight.

Fat makes leptin. Leptin is the chemical messenger that
allows your fat cells to communicate with your brain.
Leptin tells the brain how much fat is in your body. As a
person gains weight, leptin levels increase, extinguishing
appetite and accelerating metabolism. Or that's how it's
supposed to work. It turns out that leptin is pretty good
at telling the brain that the body has enough fat, but
leptin isn't as good at telling the brain that the body has
too much fat. This is because the as you gain weight, you
develop leptin resistance . That's when the brain is blind
to effects of leptin. Metabolism slows and you feel hungry
even if you are overweight. If you want to lose weight and
keep it off permanently, leptin must be balanced. This
means your fat cells must be able to make enough leptin
and your brain must be able to respond to leptin

Since 1994, our knowledge of leptin has grown
remarkably. In the first three years after its discovery,
more than 800 scientific papers on leptin were published.
Every obesity researcher seemed to be starting a "leptin
lab." Global scientific meetings are held for researchers to
share knowledge and ideas about leptin. Medical
textbooks have been rewritten.

So it turns out that fat is not as boring as we once
thought. The discovery of leptin has confirmed what most
physicians have suspected all along: obesity is a hormonal
disorder. Informative without being alarmist, this guide to
leptin and other fat cell hormones offers the latest and
broadest advice on a new aspect of the endocrine system.
Readers learn to recognize and respond to fat cell
hormone imbalances. Complex topics such as the
background and basic endocrinology of fat cell hormones,
how to identify symptoms of leptin deficiency or
resistance, and ways to improve the action of leptin in the
body are clearly explained.

The newest medical treatment options--including clinical
trials--are explained. Clear and concise recommendations
are made for nutrition, physical activity as well as vitamins
and supplements. This book both comforts and educates
readers on improving their appetite, energy level, body
weight and metabolism through the hormones made by
fat cells. The leptin diet is a unique and easy to follow
weight loss program that allows weight loss by optimizing
leptin and other fat cell hormones. Material is presented in
a reader-friendly way.
Unleash Your Fat-Controlling Hormones
for Maximum Weight Loss
When the hormone
leptin binds with
receptors in your
brain, it shuts down
your appetite and
speeds up your


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