According to new research from Norway, excessive consumption of the essential fatty acid omega 6 may lead to issues with appetite control mechanisms in the brain, increasing the likelihood of weight gain.
This study showed that feeding mice high levels of omega 6 resulted in increased levels of appetite enhancing chemicals, and a subsequent increase in food intake. Omega 6 converts to arachidonic acid, which is a key component of the appetite enhancing chemicals 2-AG and AEA.
Obese men who lost 10% body weight raised their testosterone levels significantly, these are the findings of doctors at Changi General Hospital, Singapore. Two groups of men with obesity around the middle were compared, one group with diabetes and the other without. Losing body weight was found to significantly improve testosterone levels, labido, urinary symptoms and insulin [...]