How Exercise Impacts Appetite and Obesity

How Exercise Impacts Appetite and Obesity

A study published in Nature investigated the relationship between exercise, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other cardiometabolic diseases. The study found that “​​exercise stimulates the production of N-lactoyl-phenylalanine (Lac-Phe), a blood-borne signalling metabolite that suppresses feeding and obesity.”  In mice studies, obese mice were given Lac-Phe and the researchers found that it reduced “food intake without affecting movement or energy expenditure.” The discovery that exercise stimulates the production of Lac-Phe is an important one because it allows us to better understand the full effects of exercise, particularly its effects on our appetite and obesity. 


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Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.