16 Jun '11, 3pm

Mind over milkshakes: New study endorses eating fake junk food

Mind over milkshakes: New study endorses eating fake junk food

At three times during the taste test (before the test, after seeing the label and after drinking the shake) the researchers sampled the participants' blood, testing it for a protein called ghrelin, a gut hormone that plays an important role in appetite. In general, before eating, when you are hungry, ghrelin levels increase. They drop when the gut senses food; the quicker these levels drop, the quicker you start to feel full. So the less ghrelin you have, the less you want to eat.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/mind-over-...

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