A study by scientists at the University of Chile determined that the decrease in the daily consumption of calories is associated with the effect of the protein known as brain neurotrophic factor (BDNF, for its acronym in English), which rises when the person you exercise regularly.

The investigation included the voluntary participation of 15 adults (7 men and 8 women), aged between 26 to 51 years and diagnosed as overweight or obese. These people underwent a routine blood tests both before and after a program that involved walking on a banda or exercised on a stationary bicycle for three months.
After this period, and even without changing their diet, participants thinning to reduce their waist circumference and percentage of body fat. In addition, there was a decrease of pressure and consumption of calories daily, while increasing levels of BDNF in the blood.

While this protein promotes the growth and survival of nerve cells, researchers noticed that the BDNF is linked to obesity and metabolism, for this reason, one could say that suppresses appetite.
The study was presented during the 90th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Endocrinology, held this month in San Francisco (USA).

Sources: Perfil

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