Hormonal imbalances can be a factor in the cause of obesity. The endocrine system, which secretes these messenger molecules called hormones into the blood circulation, is being more closely examined by a few open-minded endocrinologists. Purely endocrine organs such as the pituitary gland (at the base of the brain), the pineal gland (on the roof of that part of the forebrain known as the diencephalon), the thyroid and parathyroid glands (in the neck), and the adrenal glands (sitting on top of the kidneys), together play a major role in the normalisation of weight according to physical height, frame size, and body type (ref).
Some scientists now think that free radicals impair purely endocrine organs just enough to cause a biological malfunction in them, resulting in a hormonal imbalance of some kind. This hormonal imbalance causes biochemical "shifts" in the way the body both stores and utilises its carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. The sensible way to reverse this growing trend, they argue, is simply to introduce more antioxidants into the body which can then curb or hold in check much of the mischievous activities of these errant free radicals. Control them and you restore hormonal balance to the endocrine system; with this accomplished, weight normalization again occurs.
Overweight and obese people have high amounts of free radicals circulating within their bodies. Antioxidants reduce these free radicals by shutting down the very process of oxidation that keeps them active. Higher intakes of antioxidants reduce free radicals that are injuring the endocrine glands, and thereby enable such organs to readjust their hormonal output that can rid the body of much of its unwanted weight.
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