As I have grown older, it seems to me that all I have to do is look at a piece of cake and my waist expands. I was told that getting older has its benefits, but losing and maintaining weight isn’t one of those benefits. So why me? I see others who can eat anything and never gain an ounce.
The secret lies in a little hormone contained in our fatty cells called “leptin”.
In 1994 a group of scientists at Rockefeller University discovered that “Obese Rats”, lacked a certain gene that was absent in creating a hormone which they named leptin. Coming from the Greek word “leptos” meaning thin.