The Hormone Responsible For Killing Fat
Written by: Brandi Monasco
We have all been told of the crucial role that exercise plays in controlling body weight. The fastest way to getting rid of body fat is through working those muscles, but have you ever wondered how it happens? The theory is that muscles use up more energy when exercising, which drains off the fat from the body.
There is increasing evidence about a completely different way of burning fat. This way involves releasing hormones.
A study conducted by the University of Florida shows that a hormone called irisin is released during moderate exercise when your cardiorespiratory system is being engaged and your muscles are being exerted. The study claims that irisin has properties that allows fat to be removed from your body.
Research proves that one of the ways that irisin helps weight loss is by inhibiting the formation of fatty tissue, putting a stop to the excessive build of fat. Irisin is also responsible for converting white fat into brown fat. White fat is basically the adult fat that is stationary and does not do much for your body other than contribute to your weight. Brown fat is hyperactive fat, which undergoes rapid metabolism to release heat. During this process, the fat literally uses itself up. However, this kind of fat is usually only present in newborns and only in people living at the extremes of cold weather.
Irisin works by reducing weight loss by stimulating the fat to burn itself off. The reason behind this is because of genetics. This hormone acts on the DNA that is found within these fat cells to produce a particular protein that is responsible for the change.
The benefits of this irisin extend beyond just with weight loss. People with heart disease and diabetes can benefit from the effects. The best part is, all you need to do is exercise. Irisin also helps improve the function of the heart by boosting the calcium levels. The hormone also has a significant part in promoting bone health.
It is evident that exercise has the power to completely turn your weight around. But not only that, when Irisin is released during exercise, it also has numerous benefits for your bones, your heart and your general health as well.
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Brandi Monasco is a freelance writer, graphic designer and social media manager from Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts and has recently found a new love for health and nutrition.
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