Researchers have never relented in their efforts to find new untapped discoveries in the world of medicine and human anatomy. Right now, they have unraveled yet again another mystery. This time, it is a new system that weighs and impact the level of weight in our body. It is located around the bones and scientists suggest that it may be instrumental in managing weight gain.
Furthermore, the habit of sitting down in one position for so long is detrimental to the health of your bones.
Researchers have always warned against sitting for long because the effects are related to obesity.
Apart from that, the habit of being stationed at one spot for ages without a change in position is likely to lead to loss of life.
We can better understand the relationship between being overweight and being desk-bound when the negative effects of lack of exercise are considered. In other words, when you don’t train your body, you will gain weight.
Some studies have released certain information that showed a twist to this fact. The level of exercise an individual undergo does not heavily rely on the subject of overweight and being sedentary. This means that the two subjects don’t always determine the results we will get when we workout.
The studies also made us understand that the state of being stationed in one spot for prolonged hours have the tendency to fight obesity.
Researchers from the Institute of Sahlgrenska in one Swedish University embarked on the project to further examine this unique system found in our bones and attempt to uncover more truths about it.
There was this uncommon hormone known as leptin which helps to modify the number of fats in our body. Initially, scientists believed that the hormone should be useful in curbing overweight challenges. Over 23 years after, leptin still remained the only mechanism that controls the growth of fats in the body.
Speaking on the finding, Prof. Jansson Olov from Sahlgrenska Institute, explained that the new obesity control system would act as an assistant to leptin in checkmating and balancing fat accumulation. According to him, the body mass is stored in the nether region. In case the mass tends to soar or swell up, there will be a sign which the brain will receive to reduce the quantity of food consumed.
For the study to be better justified, several mice and rats were used for an intense experiment. A weight-gain drug was administered to the rodents in order to increase their sizes by 20%. Rodents under special supervision were given light-weight drugs, and their sIzes only gained 6 %. After this step, the rodents that were given weight-gain ate less food than they usually take before.
Results showed that these weight-gain rodents soon shed the improvised weight they added at the beginning of the procedure. Their rate of glucose advanced and their fats reduced. However, there was no improvement in their physical strength, which indicated that they lost weight because of change in food.
The research team wanted to verify their claim further so they carried out the same tests on other sets of rodents that have no traces of leptin in them and they obtained the same outcome. Indeed, leptin has got a supporting hormone.
The bones in our body seem to work with the process that involves the way the body measures itself. The most prominent cell housed by the bone, which is called the “osteocytes,” is a vital component in the interaction that goes on among cells. This cell has the ability to notice unusual appearance in one part of a bone which may be due to accelerated strenuous mechanical process, which may imply an urgent demand for transformation of a new bone.
This research is a wake-up in the field of medicine, although the need for continuous researches is very vital to back up these claims, yet we have a new discovery that can aid weight loss at the long run.
Naturally, this new finding has planted numerous unanswered queries from critics and medicine enthusiasts. The realization that we have another hormone apart from leptin to rely on is interesting. However, as far as the subject of weight loss is concerned, many scholars will come up with counter-evidences.