Discovery of anti-appetite molecule released by fiber could help ta...

When fiber is fermented by bacteria in the gut, acetate is produced as a waste product. It's absorbed and transported to the brain, where the acetate signal stops more eating.

An international team of researchers identified an anti-appetite molecule called acetate that is naturally released when we digest fiber in the gut. Once released, the acetate is transported to the brain where it produces a signal to tell us to stop eating.

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That's interesting.

Acetate is a short-chain fatty acid produced by bacteria in the gut. 

I've also read that the short-chain fatty acids are anti-inflammatory. 


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