Eat More, Weigh Less? Study Provides Clues For New Fat-loss Therapies In Humans

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Driven by a desire to delve deeper into the relationship between serotonin and fat loss, Srinivasan decided to study the weight-loss circuitry of a type of roundworm Garcinia Cambogia Extract known as C. elegans. In a study published in Cell Metabolism, Srinivasan was able to determine that while serotonin does help trigger fat loss, it works better when combined with adrenaline. What we found is you can activate fat loss by just giving serotonin but in order to do that you need some amount of adrenaline to be present. If you take away the adrenaline-like component of the signaling, the serotonin still works but the efficacy is greatly reduced, Srinivasan told FoxNews.com. The same is true for the adrenalin-like signalingEach part of the circuit, or each neurotransmitter, requires the other. Furthermore, Srinivasan was able to confirm that altering serotonin and adrenaline facilitated weight loss in worms regardless of how much food they were consuming. We found that the receptors that control feeding behavior are distinct and separate from the ones that control fat loss, Srinivasan said.
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Why Weight-loss Apps Are a Waste of Money

And a recent article about the use of weight-loss apps like Daily Burn and Livestrong said that paying for these types of weight-loss apps didn’t get users much more than the free ones provided. The study showed that all of these weight-loss apps may not actually be translating into slimmer people, which might be because apps don’t help people with strategies for making permanent lifestyle changes. But the good news is that free apps are just as likely to use evidence-based strategies, that is, strategies that have been scientifically researched and found to be effective . Some old-fashioned weight-loss methods appear to be even more effective than newfangled apps. One doctor said that 95 percent of his patients who used a food journal lost weight. Food journals help you be accountable and take stock of what you’re eating-and that’s something you can do with pen and paper, for free. Obviously, downloading a digital app isn’t a miracle cure.
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