New ‘Smelly’ Food Ingredient Curbs Hunger, Prevents Obesity

December 11, 2014 5:42 PM

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An ingredient, when added to daily food can make people feel full and in turn, prevent weight gain has been found by a team of British scientists.

Researchers at Imperial College London and University of Glasgow found that the ingredient contains propionate which stimulates the gut to release hormones which act on the brain to reduce hunger in the tests carried out on humans. It has been found that the fermentation of dietary fibre by microbes...

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