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Research to Study Brain Connection to Low-Carb Diets

Posted Dec 18 2008 8:14pm

Scientists in Scotland and Great Britain are undertaking a unique research project that will look at how people's brains respond when they lose weight using high-protein, low-carbohydrate, Atkins-type diets.  

The project -- which will bring together scientists from Aberdeen’s Rowett Research Institute, The Robert Gordon University and The University of Aberdeen -- will examine how the appetite-controlling areas of the brain responds when people follow such diet.

“Many scientists now accept that weight loss on high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets, is because people satisfy their hunger after eating less calories than they would normally eat. This has stimulated our interest in the mechanisms that control appetite and the feeling of being full,” said the Rowett Institute's Dr. Alex Johnstone, who's leading the study.  

Thanks to my blogging pal Jimmy Moore, who alerted me to this study on his Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Blog.

By the way, I'm in Miami Beach taking a much-needed two-day vacation after working like crazy for months now (and after a day-long conference here), but I wanted to quickly draw your attention to this interesting study.

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