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CCK, another hormone that affects weight

CCK, Another Hormone That Affects Weight

By Natalie Ledbetter CRNA, DAcOM The last few weeks I have been writing about hormones that affect hunger, satiety, metabolism, and weight. This week I am highlighting cholecystokinin (CCK), another hormone that affects weight. This hormone is released by the intestines after you eat to tell your body that you are full. CCK is also …

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Deoxycholic acid can help a double chin

Deoxycholic Acid

By Dr. Natalie Ledbetter CRNA, DAcOM   Deoxycholic acid, also known as cholanoic acid is a bile acid normally found in the human body that breaks down fats. The most well-known brand name deoxycholic acid is Kybella from Allergan, the makers of Botox. This naturally occurring acid is used in aesthetic medicine to treat small …

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