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More Data on Dieting

by MPK January 21st, 2008 | Diet, Nutrition
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With the start of a new year, many Americans have started a new diet and workout regimen (perhaps using weight benches or a Needak mini trampoline). Halfway through winter, many are starting to think of warmer weather and more revealing clothing items. A new study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism has data that should help dieters.

In this study, the level of ghrelin, an appetite stimulating hormone, was measured in participants. The participants were given three beverages. Each of these drinks had a differing amount of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. Blood was drawn from the participants before and after consuming the beverages. Ghrelin levels were measured in each sample.

The results were quite interesting. Fats did the worst for suppressing appetites. Carbohydrates initially supressed appetites very well. However, after a few hours, the ghrelin levels were higher than before the beverage was consumed. Proteins did the best in this study, suppressing ghrelin levels for the longest amount of time.

Based on these results, dieters should consider eating a sensible diet high in protein to help curb their appetites. Combine this diet or the lemonade diet with a regular exercise program and dieters should begin to lose weight.

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Acyl and Total Ghrelin Are Suppressed Strongly by Ingested Proteins, Weakly by Lipids, and Biphasically by Carbohydrates

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