Some children who have brain tumors removed have leptin resistance because their brain cannot see the leptin, which makes the body think it is starving all the time, and causes them to constantly overeat and become massively obese notes Robert Lustig, MD in this 15 minute video interview.
"Those neurons that normally [transmit] the leptin signal in the brain are dead. Their brain sees starvation all the time... ," Lustig notes.
"[That's very rare, but] the rest of the world suffers from functional leptin resistance [due to insulin resistance caused by ."
"So this... obesity [seen in these children] is really just a prototype for what's going on in general obesity."
Lustig says that he believes the increase in obesity in the past 25 years is mostly due to an increase in fructose consumption which causes insulin resistance, which raises insulin levels, which causes the body to convert more calories into fat, which makes people tired and hungry, and makes them fat.
Lustig says that the idea that people have gotten fatter due to a lack of will power is not correct.
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