Are you fat? Here’s why.

I heard this a year ago as we were slipping through the dappled shadows on Gavilan Canyon Road, listening to public radio on our way back home.

Yale University researchers looked for appetite-related changes in blood flow in the hypothalamic region of the brains of 20 healthy adults after they ate either glucose or fructose. When people consumed glucose, levels of hormones that play a role in feeling full were high.

In contrast, when participants consumed a fructose beverage, they showed smaller increases in hormones that are associated with satiety (feeling full).

I’ve also heard, more recently, that cinnamon can reduce the chimerical feeling of hunger. Who’d have thought?

(read the entire article at U.S. News.)

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