A 23-year-old member asked:
what effect does dieting have on leptin levels?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Lowers level: If dieting is intended to lower fat content, then there should be expected drop in leptin levels as this hormone (cytokine) is produced by the fat cells (adipocytes).
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Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Lowers leptin: Generally, dieting will decrease circulating levels of leptin. Without leptin activating receptors in the hypothalamus, the body will think that it is in a constant state of starvation due to the lack of sufficient energy stores. This will lead to an increase in levels of ghrelin causing a stimulation of hunger. Fasting in order to lose weight will cause ghrelin levels to remain high, feel hungry.
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Is it ok to diet while breastfeeding?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: You should be eating a very well rounded, well balanced healthy diet for your health and your baby.
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Could my baby's diet be causing gas?
4 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Breast fed babies can be sensitive to gas producing foods in mom's diet. These include foods like peppers, cabage, caffeine, chocolate, onions and tomato among others.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Can I drink diet drinks while pregnant?
6 doctor answers • 16 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes: Water is probably the best diet drink you can drink during pregnancy. Soft drinks, whether diet or not, are usually not the best drinks in pregnancy. I would suggest healthier drinks, such as juices, milk, electrolyte drinks such as gatorade or powerade rather than purely synthetic drinks. I would stay away from energy drinks.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
What is the best diet for early stage cirrosis?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Bariatrics 48 years experience
Depends!: Best to completely avoid all alcohol and extra carbs. Ask your doctor to send you to a GI specialist for your liver problems.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
I dieted and think I now have a shrunken stomach. It is one fourth the size of normal. Does anyone have this?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christiaan Maureranswered
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Weird: That is a weird thing. I think you should be checked out by your doctor.
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