Did you know that the body sends warning signals when you are at risk of weight gain?

Almost every person struggles to lose weight during his or her lifetime, whether it is weight gained through improper diet, lifestyle or hormonal changes (pregnancy, menopause, etc.). But did you know that your body warns you against gaining weight? As with various types of diseases, the risk of obesity sends signals to the brain that it should change its diet so that it does not unnecessarily store substances that are superfluous to its functioning. While until recently this was just an assumption, the hypothesis has now been confirmed by a solid scientific study that looked at the methodology of natural obesity prevention in laboratory animals.

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How the body warns us

Based on the results of a study, it was found that if the fat content of the diet increases above the normal standard, the brain itself starts sending warning signals between the first 3 to 7 days. The experiment was carried out on laboratory mice, in which the switch to a fattier diet resulted in different responses from different fat-dependent body systems. Interestingly, it was also found that these responses were sex-relative, i.e., that female mice responded differently than male mice. The responses were then manifested by a reduction in appetite and were much more pronounced in females in particular, which could suggest advantages for the female population, as more immediate natural means of preventing obesity can be inferred.

When the warning signs become apparent

Another studies have subsequently observed another phenomenon, namely that these signals, i.e. loss or reduction of appetite, only occur in early obesity. In the case of the more advanced phase of this disease of civilisation, the brain’s reactivity is then overcome. The findings of the study will serve as a basis for further research on biomarkers and natural prevention options for obesity. As it turns out, further research will have to focus separately on each sex.