A Study at the University of Missouri showed that Lunasin supplementation in combination with a health supplement powder supported weight loss and metabolic wellness.
Test subjects recorded a decrease in weight and reduction in free fatty acid (FFA) levels, a biomarker associated with obesity and metabolic syndrome; additionally, there were a coordinate increases in plasma levels of the hormones leptin (+64%) and adiponectin (+60%). Leptin signals the brain when the body had enough food, producing the feeling of fullness. Adiponectin (ADP) is a hormone from fat cells that controls energy metabolism, increases insulin sensitivity and supports weight loss. The two hormones perform complementary actions and can have additive effects on weight management.
A four-week washout period followed the eight weeks of supplementation. During these four weeks, test subjects maintained the same diet and activity levels but no longer received the supplement regimen. At the end of this washout period, key biomarkers measured in the study — FFA, leptin and adiponectin levels — returned at or near pre-study levels. Conclusion: The supplement regimen was responsible for the marked improvement in weight loss and metabolic health indicators.
The connection between obesity and type 2 diabetes is well established. According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 90% of all people newly diagnosed with T2DM are overweight or obese.
Women with a BMI over 35% have a 50% chance of getting diabetes.
Men with a BMI over 35% have a 20% chance of getting diabetes.