Narcolepsy and Weight
Gain Linked to Hormone
Deficiency
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 People with narcolepsy are prone to weight gain and are often
overweight.
 Narcolepsy is characterized by excessive sle...
Deficiency in Orexin
 The researchers found that deficiency in a hormone – known
as orexin – may be to blame, as it encou...
 There are two types of fat: white and brown. White fat stores
calories, whereas brown fat works to burn calories by gene...
 There are ways to naturally promote brown fat, for example,
spending time in the cold. But the study suggests, orexin-
s...
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Narcolepsy and Weight Gain Linked to Hormone Deficiency

The lack of hormone, orexin is discovered to be the factor to weight gain among narcoleptics.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Published in: Health & Medicine      
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Transcripts - Narcolepsy and Weight Gain Linked to Hormone Deficiency

  • 1. Narcolepsy and Weight Gain Linked to Hormone Deficiency Get your free CPAP Assessment at https://CPAPtotalCare.com
  • 2.  People with narcolepsy are prone to weight gain and are often overweight.  Narcolepsy is characterized by excessive sleepiness, but the new findings suggest it can also increase weight gain.  The findings further unveil that even if narcoleptics consume less than those without the condition, they are still prone to weight gain.
  • 3. Deficiency in Orexin  The researchers found that deficiency in a hormone – known as orexin – may be to blame, as it encourages hunger and wakefulness, leaving individuals with a lack of energy-burning brown fat. The findings suggest that orexin-targeted weight loss therapies may help narcoleptics and others who are overweight.
  • 4.  There are two types of fat: white and brown. White fat stores calories, whereas brown fat works to burn calories by generating heat.  The evidence found in mice suggests that orexin is crucial for the formation of mature brown fat, but with minimal orexin, brown fat activity drops.  Mice injected with orexin showed substantial fat loss.  The findings also reveal that those with minimal brown fat are essentially predisposed from birth to live an overweight life, as their bodies simply do not have the mechanisms to burn fat like others with more brown fat.
  • 5.  There are ways to naturally promote brown fat, for example, spending time in the cold. But the study suggests, orexin- specific treatments may help those struggling to lose weight as well.
  • 6. Thank you! Get your free CPAP Assessment at https://CPAPtotalCare.com Original Source: http://www.belmarrahealth.com/people-with-narcolepsy-are-prone-to- weight-gain-often-overweight/ Original Blog Post: http://content.cpaptotalcare.com/narcolepsy-weight-gain-linked-hormone- deficiency/

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