Monday, February 07, 2005

Carbs and Protein Buck Hunger Best

Contrary to the trend of limiting carbs to control hunger and weight, a new study shows that a diet rich in whole carbohydrates and/or protein is most effective in suppressing the "hunger hormone" gherlin. The study, published in the February issue of Endocrinology, found that protein and carbohydrate infusions in mice suppressed ghrelin (and, subsequently, feelings of hunger) faster and more effectively than infustions of fat. As a result, researchers claim that high-fat diets may not be an effective way of curbing appetite for those trying to lose weight.


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