by Gigi

Can Progesterone help with subcutaneous (gynoid) and android fat (visceral)???

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Jul 18, 2012
by: Wray

Hi Gigi To a certain extent it can. Oestrogen causes cells to proliferate, including fat cells. To be specific subcutaneous adipose tissue or SAT. These cells also secrete oestrogen in the form of oestrone. If enough progesterone is used it suppresses excess oestrogen. It can also help reduce visceral adipose tissue or VAT. This is caused by excess testosterone, see here and here. If bound to SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) testosterone becomes inactive, progesterone raises levels of SHBG, see here, so preventing the rise of free testosterone. SHBG drops if sugars are eaten, even those found in all grains, legumes, dairy and sweet starchy fruits and vegetables. Fructose, sucrose and glucose (all carbs are converted into glucose), reduce SHBG by 80, 50 and 40% respectively, see here. It's best to avoid all the foods and sugars mentioned. Take care Wray

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