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Food component that reduces hunger may hold key in fight against obesity

Phenylalanine – a component of dietary protein – reduces food intake by affecting the release of appetite-regulating hormones in the gut, research shows. 

Experts believe that it may be the reason why diets that involve eating a lot of protein can be successful at promoting weight loss. 

However, high-protein diets such as Atkins and Dukan can be hard to maintain and may result in long-term health problems, it is claimed. 

The amino acid Phenylalanine is generated in the gut when protei…
Daily Express :: Health Feed

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