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pgc 1alpha

PGC1 alpha The Secret Metabolism Controlling Molecule

What is PGC 1alpha?  Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator-1 alpha also known as PGC 1alpha (PGC-1a, PGC-1α) is a lesser known, but very important molecule that affects many biological processes within the body, including the process of fat loss and energy metabolism in humans.  PGC 1alpha is a transcription coactivator.  Transcription coactivators help to “activate” …

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Leptin Function

Leptin Function and the Paradox of Fat Loss

Before discussing how to maintain proper leptin function, let’s answer the following question: what exactly is leptin? What is Leptin? Leptin is an incredibly important hormone that effects many different functions within the body.  It is produced by your adipocytes or fat cells and sends signals to the hypothalamus in the brain when you are …

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