How Leptin Problems Raise Blood Pressure

Monday, February 21, 2011  -  Byron J Richards

Leptin registering in your brain is fully responsible for your metabolic go signal. If leptin does not register properly then your brain thinks there is a food shortage and you may be starving. Unfortunately, most overweight people have way too much leptin in their blood (leptin resistance) and not enough leptin getting into their brain and registering properly (a false state of perceived starvation). This unfortunate state poses numerous problems to your circulatory system and your risk for heart disease. The latest study on this subject explains what has been learned in the past decade and how leptin problems cause high blood pressure and eventual cardiovascular damage.


How Overweight Children Start Hardening Their Arteries

Sunday, February 20, 2011  -  Byron J Richards

A new study of 151 obese children and adolescents identifies key mechanisms that show how the process of plaque and calcium accumulation begins to build in early stages in young people This sets them on a path for future cardiovascular disease.  There were two key differences between obese children who were already developing thickening of their carotid arteries and obese children who were not: low vitamin D and low adiponectin.


Whey Protein Improves Fatty Liver while Lowering Cholesterol

Thursday, February 10, 2011  -  Byron J Richards

Obese non-diabetic women consuming 60 grams of whey protein per day (20 grams three times per day) for four weeks had a 20% reduction in unhealthy liver fat, a 15% reduction in triglycerides, and a 7% reduction in total cholesterol.