Free radicals naturally produced in the body attacks neurons responsible for both hunger and satiety in the brain, yet it only causes degeneration of neurons prompting satiety, since the hunger neurons are naturally protected. This effect occurs after eating and is more compelling after eating carbohydrate rich food.
Adult onset obesity is now on the right way to understanding its underlying causes. The revealed mechanism is unfortunately affronted with a carbohydrate and sugar rich style of eating in the modern times.
Does this mean that low carb diets are better for overweight and obese people?
Low carb food proved to be healthier - until now.
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Killer Carbs: Scientist Finds Key To Overeating As We Age
Source : Science Daily