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New Study Reveals the Mechanism by Which a High-Protein Diet Promotes Weight Loss

By wochit 12 November 2016

Protein consumption was found to make test subjects feel more full, leading to less food intake. 8 (UPI) -- Scientists say they have found the mechanism by which a high-protein diet promotes weight loss. Scientists at Imperial College London found that phenylalanine, a common end-product of digested protein, triggers hormones in rodents to make them feel less hungry, leading to weight loss. In their recent experiment using a rodent model, scientists discovered phenylalanine interacts with a calcium sensing receptor, or CaSR, to decrease appetite. The experiment tested the effects of phenylalanine on both mice and rats.