Why Don't I Want to Eat and Why the Strong Sense of Smell?
by, 12-27-2011 at 09:51 PM (676 Views)
A little research for those interested. Also for those pre-sleeved folks - some information on what is to come.
According to a published scientific research a hormone called “GHRELIN” makes people hungry, slows metabolism, and decreases the body’s ability to burn fat. This hormone is produced in the stomach. Gastric Sleeve operation removes the section of the stomach in which Ghrelin is produced. The non production of this hunger relating hormone results in preventing an increase in appetite.
What is Ghrelin and why does it Matter to the Gastric Sleeve?
Ghrelin is secreted by the cells that line your stomach. It responsible for stimulating your appetite and has been found to increase the appetite before eating and to decrease it afterward. In earlier tests, humans who were injected with ghrelin reported an increase in hunger. In addition, research seems to demonstrate that ghrelin suppresses the utilisation of fat in the adipose tissue. In essence, ghrelin appears to be at least partially responsible for letting the body know when it is hungry and for keeping the body informed about the energy balance of the brain and the body. In the gastrointestinal system, ghrelin stimulates emptying of the gastric system.
While many of its functions are related to digestion, receptors for ghrelin have also been found in the heart and parts of the brain. Now in a new study receptors for ghrelin have been found in the olfactory bulb, the part of your brain involved in processing odors.
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