12 July 2011

Exercise affects 'food hormone'

New animal research demonstrates mechanisms that are involved in suppressing food intake and preventing obesity with exercise.

Alterations of meal-related gut hormone signals may contribute to the overall effects of exercise to help manage body weight, according to new research to be presented at the upcoming annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behaviour (SSIB).

"Our new results indicate that the beneficial effects of exercise to control body weight might occur by altering the way in which meals release gut hormones that regulate food intake, and also by changing the sensitivity of individuals to these gut hormone signals. Furthermore, these findings suggest that both body and brain mechanisms are involved in the effects of exercise to modulate food intake," Dr Nu-Chu Liang reports. - (EurekAlert!, July 2011)


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