What is insulin?

Insulin: is a hormone secreted by the beta cells of the islets of Langerhans. These islets are located in a gland located behind and below the stomach called the pancreas. Insulin has an essential role in allowing sugar (glucose) to enter cells to produce energy, and it works by the following mechanism: The pancreas secretes…

HUNGER & SATIATING HORMONES

HUNGER & SATIATING HORMONES Have you ever fascinated with what makes you feel full and hungry? What, when, and how much do we eat? In this article we will explain about signals and neurotransmitters in the body which lead to feeling full or hungry. Hunger hormones play an important role during those processes. Signals reach…

leptin

Leptin Leptin was identified by Jeffrey Friedman in 1994 by positional cloning of the mouse obese. It is a hormone that is produced by your body’s fat cells. It is often referred to as the “satiety hormone”. Leptin’s primary target is in the brain — particularly an area called the hypothalamus. Supposed to tell your…