Obesity increases due to lack of a particular protein in the brain – research


Key protein linked to Appetite & Obesity: In today’s era obesity is not a disease, but it is the headquarters of many diseases. Obesity brings with it many diseases in your body, like diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, bad cholesterol, high blood pressure. By now you must be understanding that obesity must be related to hunger. The person who eats as much as he feels hungry, then because of that he gets fat. but it’s not like that. According to the news report published in Dainik Jagran newspaper, researchers in Japan have identified a protein that plays an important role in giving regular hunger signals to the brain and metabolism. In this study done on rats, it was found that when a protein called XRN1 is reduced in the front of the brain, their appetite increases and they become obese.

According to Professor Tadashi Yamamoto, a scientist at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan’s OIST, fundamentally the cause of obesity is an imbalance in the adjustment of food and the energy generated from it. Is. This study was published in the science magazine ‘iScience’. published Has been done.

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Obesity related diseases becoming epidemic
At present, obesity is a major cause of concern for public health. More than 650 million adults worldwide are obese. Due to excessive weight gain, many other diseases related to it are also taking the form of epidemic, such as type-2 diabetes etc.

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Research has shown that a lack of neurons in the forebrain of mice leads to a deficiency of a protein called XRN1 in that part of their brain (hypothalamus). It regulates body temperature, sleep, hunger and thirst. The mice that were found to be deficient in this protein ate twice as much food as the normal mice.

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