Chewing food more appears to curb appetite in study

09/13/2011 | Medscape (free registration)

A Japanese study presented at a meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes revealed that thorough chewing activates two intestinal peptides responsible for reducing appetite and food intake. Researchers said obese participants who chewed food 30 times had a significantly higher levels of glucagonlike peptide-1 and peptide YY after meals, which could have a clinical impact on obesity.

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