Losing weight is connected to many different aspects of the person, whether their habits, lifestyle, diet plan or any other factor. With all the actions taken some people might still struggle in losing weight. Different people lose weight with different rates according to certain DNAs and hormones.
However, a recent study conducted by a team of scientists from the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil suggests that a certain growth hormone might actually work to suppress weight loss. This study was published in the Nature communication journal by lead author Jos Donato Junior, stating that the main hormone responsible for skeletal maturation and bone growth will consume energy from the brain that causes weight loss.
Donato junior works at the University of São Paulo’s Biomedical Science Institute (ICB-USP) as a professor. He stated in his paper the following: “Growth hormone has been known for decades, but our discovery shows it does a lot more than was thought. GH receptors are found in large quantities in muscle and tissue, in the liver, and in organs directly involved in growth metabolism, but we found that the brain is also full of GH receptors. This is entirely new. We also found that brain GH is not only involved in growth metabolism but above all influences the metabolic responses that conserve energy when we’re hungry or on a diet. This discovery, which is also new to science, has important implications in terms of understanding why it’s so hard to lose weight.”