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Obesity and Hormones
Effect of Cortisol, DHEA, IGF-1, on Prevention and Treatment of Obesity
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Obesity & Hormones

The hormones cortisol, DHEA, and IGF-1, serve as important endocrine markers for preventing and treating obesity. Imbalances of these hormones are closely linked with insulin dysregulation. They are also directly linked to changes in the body's fat production. Optimal DHEA and IGF-1 levels promote increased lean body mass, increased energy production, and decreased fat. Excess cortisol levels, on the other hand, are known to stimulate increased blood sugar production, stimulating fat deposits in the face, neck and trunk regions, and an "apple-shaped" obesity.

The balance between the adrenal hormones DHEA and cortisol also ensures that the body is adapting to stress in a healthy manner. Monitoring adrenal balance is particularly important when addressing obesity linked to stress-related eating disorders.

The Metabolic Dysglycemia Profile includes fasting and 2-hour post-prandial analyses of glucose and insulin tolerance, salivary assessment of bioavailable DHEA and cortisol, and fasting blood assays of hemoglobin A1c, fructosamine, and IGF-1. The profile is also available with an optional add-on lipid profile. By evaluating these crucial parameters of glycemic metabolism, the Metabolic Dysglycemia Profile can serve as a powerful tool in both the prevention and treatment of obesity and its related health disorders.

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