Does our body have an internal bathroom scale?

A team of researchers from Sweden has found that the body has a built in weight-sensing system.  The system operates like a bathroom scale inside of our body!

If the body weight increases, a signal is sent to the brain to decrease food intake, to keep the body weight constant.

However, the study also found that with prolonged sitting or inactivity, the internal weight-sensing system is disrupted, and does not send the message to decrease intake!  We all know that prolonged sitting at a couch or desk is unhealthy, and this appears to be one more reason to get up frequently to exercise.


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