Leptin Receptors: Genetics and Hunger

Do you wonder why other people don't seem to struggle with wanting to eat more? Ever wished your body could just naturally know that it has had enough food and turn off the desire to eat? It could be that you carry a genetic variant in the leptin receptor gene which is linked to not feeling as full or satisfied by your meal - and thus tend to eat just a little bit more. This may have been a survival advantage when times were lean and the only things to eat were unappetizing. Not the case in our ...


 

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