How Not Getting Enough Sleep Affects Your Metabolism

As far as human nature is concerned, sleeping and eating are two of our most basic perfunctory systems. But how do these two connect and affect each other? In the modern day glorification of “busyness” sleep has taken a backseat, with many adults regularly skimping on their 6-8 hours a night. The hormonal responses to… Read More

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Ghrelin & Leptin Responses to Short-term Starvation vs a Carbohydrate-free Diet in Men with Type 2 Diabetes

Research Paper Title The Ghrelin and Leptin Responses to Short-term Starvation vs a Carbohydrate-free Diet in Men with Type 2 Diabetes; A Controlled, Cross-over Design Study. Background The researchers have recently reported the 24 hour glucose, insulin and glucagon responses to a 72 hour fast compared to a 72 hour macronutrient-sufficient, carbohydrate-free diet in men… Read More

Move Over Ghrelin, I’m Hungry for Some Motilin!

Research Paper Title Motilin-induced Gastric Contractions Signal Hunger in Man. Background Hunger is controlled by the brain, which receives input from signals of the GI tract (GIT). During fasting, GIT displays a cyclical motor pattern, the migrating motor complex (MMC), regulated by motilin. Objectives To study the relationship between hunger and MMC phases (I-III), focusing… Read More