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Is the 'venus factor' diet genuine? as in it says the hormone leptin is why women retain weight/fat. due to having me, i can no longer excercise

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 46 years experience
Leptin is a hormone: That mediates long-term regulation of energy balance, suppresses food intake and thereby induces weight loss. Resistance to leptin can cause obesity. Venus factor is a rigorous program. Seek individualized plan relevant to your situation with physical therapist and/or nutritionist, and improve sleep hygiene as good sleep increases leptin. Consider leptin resistance diet and lifestyle changes.

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