Research scientists: people who engage in exercise prefer “useful” products

Regular exercise is linked to improving the eating habits.

Дослідження вчених: люди, які займаються фізичними вправами віддають перевагу "корисним" продуктам

Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin (University of Texas at Austin) found that regular exercise is linked to improving the eating habits, informs Rus.Media.

In the new study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, participated 2680 students from the University of Houston (University of Houston) and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (University of Alabama at Birmingham). They had no regular exercise (less than 30 minutes per week) and not sitting on a diet.

In the experiment, they were engaged in aerobics three times a week for 30 minutes for 15 weeks and was instructed not to change their diet significantly.

Scientists found that after several weeks of training the participants in the study were previously sedentary are more likely to chose “healthy” foods (lean meats, fruits and vegetables), while the benefits of fried foods, soda and other unhealthy food options decreased.

Thus, despite instructions not to make significant changes in your diet, it still happened. Although this study did not examine the mechanism of action of these changes, in connection with a number of previous studies, moderate exercise can weaken the preference of food with a high content of animal fats due to the change in the level of dopamine. Several studies have also shown the relationship between exercise intensity and the number of hormones that regulate appetite in the body.

“The process of becoming physically active may affect dietary behavior. One of the reasons why we need to promote physical exercise are healthy habits that can be formed in other areas. This combination is very powerful,” said Molly Bray (Molly Bray), head of Department of dietetics at the University and Professor of Pediatrics in the Medical school named Della (Dell Medical School).

Changes in food preferences with regular physical exercises will likely be similar for different ages. The study examined people at the age from 18 to 35 years – period of youth, are critical to forming healthy habits. Previous studies have revealed that a significant increase in weight falls on the student, and a small or moderately overweight 20-22 years increases the risk of obesity in the elderly.

“A lot of people in the study didn’t know that active, healthy people were inside them. Some of them thought that their size unchanged. Many of these young people choose what they eat, when they should play sports for the first time in my life,” said Molly Bray.