This Enzyme Will Put A New Way To Managing Weight Gain
Explored methods of research has found ways to avert a “hunger hormone” called ghrelin from driving individuals who have shed pounds into a bounce back. The enzyme with a metabolic function was found to lower the impact of ghrelin helping manage the weight gain.
Obesity has become a serious problem in the US today with about 36.5% of adults and around 17% of children and teens suffering from it, according to a data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
While the best approach to obesity management and prevention is by following a healthy lifestyle through a balanced diet and regular exercise, studies have shown that a lot of those who have lost weight after dieting are inclined to rebound and regain the weight back.
Studies explain that this is due to an increase in the ghreline levels. Ghrelin is the so-called hunger hormone that signals our bodies when to feel hungry and when they have had enough to eat. The rise is in response to our bodies reaction in an often extreme dietary changes that lead to weight loss.
Researchers are now aiming to develop a new approach to prevent weight regain in the aftermath of a diet. The effects of an enzyme was tested that will potentially block or limit ghrelin production on mice.
Dr. Stephen Brimijoin and his team from Rochester, MN think that the approach combined with the reduction of calories and hormone — may be a highly successful strategy for long-term weight control.