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An Exercise Metabolite That Can Reduce Food Intake and Induce Fat Loss

Season 1, Ep. 130

In Episode 130 I dive into a recent publication by Li et al. published this year in Nature that identified an exercise metabolite, lac-phe, that reduces food intake and induces fat loss. The scientists conducted a series of experiments to illustrate that certain types of exercise increase circulating lac-phe in the blood which is likely the mechanism behind reduced appetite, food intake, and enhanced fat loss. Tune in for details!

Reference: Li, V.L., He, Y., Contrepois, K. et al. An exercise-inducible metabolite that suppresses feeding and obesity. Nature 606, 785–790 (2022).

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