Sunday, August 24, 2008

Killer Carbs: Scientist Finds Key To Overeating As We Age

An interesting article from Science News gives clues as to why some people develop appetite problems...

"A Monash University scientist has discovered key appetite control cells in the human brain degenerate over time, causing increased hunger and potentially weight-gain as we grow older. The research by Dr Zane Andrews, a neuroendocrinologist with Monash University's Department of Physiology, has been published in Nature.

Dr Andrews found that appetite-suppressing cells are attacked by free radicals after eating and said the degeneration is more significant following meals rich in carbohydrates and sugars."
Full Article


Jennifer said...

Great post - interesting! I passed it on to some interested parties. :-)

Sugar Bush Primitives said...

Dr. Atkins really was before his time, wasn't he?

The Bionic Broad said...

This is all rubbish. Everyone knows that we get fatter because we don't push away from the table, and we need to get our butts exercising, right? (hack hack)

Great post.

Wifezilla said...

::sniff:: ::sniff::

Is that sarcasm I smell?


Poppy said...

If you are interested in reading more on this topic, I recommend checking out Dr. Robert Su's Carbohydrates Can Kill