Battle Of The Bulge: Low Leptin Levels Undermine Successful Weight Loss

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    Jul 12, 2008 4:17 PM GMT
    If this is true it certainly explains my own struggle with weight loss.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/06/080620195455.htm
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    Jul 12, 2008 11:20 PM GMT
    Old news.

    Leptins have been approached and largely discarded as a primary cause of weight gain. Blockers of these hormones only produce results in less than 2% of the population.
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    Jul 13, 2008 3:14 AM GMT
    looking for excuses like lepitin, cortisol, or genetics is just ignoring the actual problem: diet and exercise. My own mother has struggled with her weight because she blamed her wacky thyroid. She has been on a diet and exercise program for six months and has dropped over forty pounds.
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    Jul 13, 2008 4:34 AM GMT
    Well, everytime I cross the 60 pound mark I do a complete 180. I can't figure out why. Maybe this is reason.
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    Jul 13, 2008 4:45 AM GMT
    Yeah.. no matter what the problem is, good ol' diet and exercise will be a more powerful combo breaker.

    The best advice you can get for weight loss, is to get even a little exercise, and -- see a nutritionist --. Eating right can do wonders all its own.