Weight loss vs Hypothalamus

The hypothalamus gland (sometimes spelled hypothalmus) is located in the center of the brain, it functions to regulate certain body activities and processes by linking the nervous system to the endocrine system via the pituitary gland.

The hypothalamus is responsible for the control your appetite, combinations of many hormones tell the hypothalamus to regulate a multitude of bodily functions, body temperature, emotions, thirst and hunger are some of those body functions controlled by the hypothalamus.

By controlling the kinds of foods we eat we control the kinds of hormones that influence the hypothalamus. Therefore we can control and “reset the hypothalamus” and what it tells your body to do, which results in a loss of weight.

The increase in obesity has become one of the most important clinical-epidemiological phenomena. Factors such as changing eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle both have a role in the pathogenesis of this disease. It is postulated that excessive consumption of fat creates failures in the signal transmitted by neurons controlling satiety in a region of hypothalamus. These failures can lead to uncontrollable food intake and, consequently, obesity.

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