Take a Moderate Approach Chapter 4


Leptin Controls Appetite

The hormone leptin is your body's built-in appetite control monitor. It sends a signal to your brain's hypothalamus when you have taken in enough energy from food. However, people who are overweight or obese from overeating may have malfunctioning appetite control feedback. Their bad habits have short-circuited the system and their brains become resistant to the leptin signals. As a result, these people may continue to feel hungry, and to eat, well after they have had enough.


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CHAPTER 1

Everything In Moderation

Different parts of the brain spur you to make responsible decisions, or indulge in excess.
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Leptin Controls Appetite

The hormone leptin tells your body when you have had enough to eat.
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CHAPTER 6

Hooked On Sugar

We have a natural urge for sweetness, but we can kick the habit.
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CHAPTER 9

Apple-Shaped Vs. Pear-Shaped

Everyone stores fat, but how much and where we store it makes a big difference to our health.
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CHAPTER 10

What Is Inflammation?

Overweight and obese people are more likely to suffer from chronic inflammation.
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CHAPTER 12

The Complexities Of Addiction

Addiction has physical, psychological and social components.
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CHAPTER 16

Obesity Is Toxic

How do obese people develop insulin resistance and diabetes?
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