Study ties appetite boost to water immersion after exercise

09/26/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Australian researchers found that physically active men who had water immersion after a treadmill exercise had higher amounts of ghrelin, an appetite-boosting hormone, and consumed more calories, carbohydrates and protein than those who were asked to sit and rest after the exercise. Researchers said larger studies are needed to determine how water immersion could affect weight management.

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