Topic: RE: Vsg vs Diets
i think that chemical is leptin right?
i was wondering about body changes too, reading people eating under 1000 calories a day freaked me out at first, i thought omg, i'm gonna be crawling around on the floor! but besides the first few months when they are adjusting and might lose some hair, everyone i have seen in the before and afters look absolutely fantastic, healthy and years younger. one thing my father said was 'if you lose weight too fast you are gonna look so old because all your wrinkles will come out' (how tactful dad!). i really think it changes our bodies too in some weird way. i was reading this antiWLS site for a well rounded education on both sides and this lady was nattering away about how grehlin and human growth hormone are connected and she was stating that if you have most of your stomach cut out you will age faster. so i did some research and found that we don't produce grehlin just in our stomachs, we do in our brain (hypothalmus), the same place where we produce the growth hormone, so there is no connection at all to our stomach loss making us age faster.
if you can find that study i'd love it!