Is Dolichos Biflorus another name for lectin and can lectin cause Leptin resistance?


Dolichos biflorus is a plant that belongs to the legume family, and its seeds contain a very specific lectin. Lectins are a large group of proteins that naturally occur in a variety of plants. Low levels are found in many common fruits and vegetables such as apples, bananas, cucumbers and sweet peppers. Higher levels are found in dried beans and other types of legumes, although these are typically broken down (denatured) during processing and cooking. Whether lectin proteins play a role in leptin resistance has yet to be determined in humans. Well-controlled clinical studies are lacking to show a direct link between the intake of lectin proteins and leptin resistance.

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