Study Discovers Why Some People Are Always Hungry
A new study published in the journal Nature Metabolism has discovered why some people always seem to be hungry.
Researchers say that this may be caused by sudden and significant drops in blood sugar levels.
The researchers examined blood sugar data from 1,070 people during the study.
Participants wore an activity monitor for two weeks and recorded their levels of hunger as well as what they ate.
Previous studies have found that blood sugar levels peak within two hours of eating a meal.
The new study found that many people experience large “sugar dips” two to four hours after this peak.
Those who experienced big dips had a 9% increase in hunger and waited 30 minutes less than others before their next meal.
It has long been suspected that blood sugar levels play an important role in controlling hunger, but the results from previous studies have been inconclusive, Dr. Sarah Berry, Study Author