Have you ever had one of those days where you just can’t stop eating? You might not be really hungry, but you just never get full? You might be stressing your small intestine.
A new study published in Nutrition and Diabetes may explain what happens. When you overeat the hormone that signals fullness stops being produced. Uroguanylin, the fullness hormone, is produced in your small intestine and travels to your brain to tell you when you are full, but overeating stresses your small intestine and it stops producing Uroguanylin. When researchers studied this in mice it didn’t matter if the mice were thin or obese, if the mice ate too much they stopped producing the hormone uroguanylin.
The calories were the stressful event, it didn’t matter what type of calories either, only that you ate too many of them. Unlike other hormones that are related to obesity, like insulin and leptin, which increase when an individual gains weight. Uroguanylin stops production with too many calories regardless of body weight. It is the calories, not the obesity, that causes the change.
What does it takes to start producing your fullness hormone? Reduce your calorie intake and everything goes back to normal.
Be good to your small intestine and don’t over do it.
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