Hunger pangs: solving the secrets of appetite

Scientists from the University of Warwick think they’ve unlocked some important keys to understanding our appetite and how some foods can make you feel full more quickly than others. 

The team identified that brain cells called tanycytes can detect nutrients like glucose and amino acids in our food, and send signals that we should be feeling full and stop eating.

Some foods rich in two key amino acids are better at stimulating these tanycyte cells than others; so foods like pork shoulder, sirloin steak, avos, plums and mackerel could make us feel full more quickly.

It raises the prospect that we can eat certain foods to short circuit our normal eating patterns, potentially eating less and keeping our weight under better control.















Hunger pangs: solving the secrets of appetite
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