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Excess Hunger Hormones Associated with Inflammation

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A landmark study out of Montreal is the first of its kind to show establish a connection between inflammation and excess production of hunger hormones.

The Healthy Fitness perspective we espouse her at LookCut implicates processed food as the primary issue behind weight gain, problems with weight loss, inflammation and hunger problems.

The recent study provides more evidence supporting the healthy fitness approach.

The hormone Ghrelin is involved in hunger regulation and satiety. The Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, recently examined the association between key inflammatory markers such as C-Reactive Protein and Tumor Necrosis Factor and acylated ghrelin.  Acylated Ghrelin is the form of Ghrelin that stimulates food intake. Excess production of acylated ghrelin can cause overeating behavior.

The study shows a clear connection between excess acylated ghrelin and the inflammatory markers mentioned above.  It is known that excess sugar and trans fats promote inflammation, which may in turn create an overproduction of acylated ghrelin and thus lead to overeating.

Association of acylated ghrelin profiles with chronic inflammatory markers in overweight and obese postmenopausal women.

David H St-Pierre, Jean-Philippe Bastard1, Lise Coderre2, Martin Brochu3, Antony D Karelis4, Marie-éve Lavoie, Florin Malita, Jonathan Fontaine, Diane Mignault, Katherine Cianflone5, Pascal Imbeault6, éric Doucet6 and Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret