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Study led by Brazilian researchers at the University of Campinas.
They exercised obese rodents and found that they demonstrated signals of restored satiety in hypothalamic neurons and less food intake.
“ In obese animals, exercise increased IL-6 and IL-10 protein levels in the hypothalamus, and these molecules were crucial for increasing the sensitivity of the most important hormones, insulin and leptin, which control appetite.”
Besides burning calories working out also restores sensitivity of neurons which are involved in the maintenance of satiety, feeling full. This sequentially plays a part in reducing food intake and as a result weight loss.
The way exercise affects ones control of their body weight has only now been understood.