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25 August 2010

A case for exercising

Another good reason to exercise. Besides burning kilojoules, exercise restores the sensitivity of neurons involved in the control of satiety, which contributes to weight loss.

There is now another good reason to exercise. Besides burning kilojoules, exercise restores the sensitivity of neurons involved in the control of satiety (feeling full), which in turn contributes to reduced food intake and consequently weight loss.

It is postulated that excessive consumption of fat creates failures in the signal transmitted by neurons controlling satiety in a region of the brain called the hypothalamus. These failures can lead to uncontrollable food intake and, consequently, obesity.

 
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