Obesity: gastric and intestinal muscle

New findings show that Obesity is also the stomach and the intestine are involved: Whose hormones influence Hunger and satiety.

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Obesity, also called obesity, has become a worldwide epidemic, with up to 700 million people around the globe are affected. In our current world’s population-nearly ten percent –and rapidly counting. In Germany, a quarter of the population is already affected. She has a Body Mass Index (BMI) of more than 30, so more than just being Overweight. In this development, without a doubt, today’s diet habits and too little exercise are to blame. But not just that.

The axis between the gut and the head

Through case in front of nervousness, for example, before an examination, love goes through the stomach, something is on the stomach … language and everyday life provide numerous examples of how the brain and digestive tract work. In the meantime, is shown in many scientific studies, that our need to eat about this axis is controlled: hormones from the stomach and the intestines turned out to be decisive about whether we are in or not. You ensure that so many people are so much thicker. This is not a carte Blanche for unrestrained Feasting, and no excuse, according to the Motto “I can’t help it that I’m so fat – the hormones …” But it is a Declaration and thus, if necessary, is a approach for new therapies.

Fat addiction is triggered

As researchers found out*, influence a whole range of different hormones , our feeling of Hunger and satiety. They are formed in the gastro-intestinal tract and from here. There is, for example, a hormone called Ghrelin. It comes from the stomach and stimulates us to eat in, by our hunger centre is activated. We are saturated of this hormone in the blood. Therefore, a number of pharmaceutical companies are now looking for ways to block the effect of Ghrelin. This would have the Sensation of appetite and Hunger in Obese specifically. The same is the case of Cholecystokinin, a hormone from the intestine. Its effects are switched off, there is a significant weight loss. Because the intestine is less fat from the food and at the same time increases the energy consumption. In mice that works to lose weight already wonderful. Now human Trials are to follow. As more study data suggest that the intestinal flora influence on our body weight**.

These and other current research, nurture the hope, the serious Problem of Obesity, better handle to get.

*Hussain, S. S. et al. Int. J. Obesity 2013

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