Food component that reduces hunger may hold key in fight against obesity

Food component that reduces hunger may hold key in fight against obesity
 

Phenylalanine – a component of dietary protein – reduces food intake by affecting the release of appetite-regulating hormones in the gut, research shows. 
Experts believe that it may be the reason why diets that involve eating a lot of protein can be successful at promoting weight loss. 
However, high-protein diets such as Atkins and Dukan can be hard to maintain and may result in long-term health problems, it is claimed. 
The amino acid Phenylalanine is generated in the gut when protein is digested and has previously been shown to reduce appetite in rodents.  
To investigate its effects,... read more

 
8 November 2017 in Health, Views: 36
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