Exercise appears to decrease your craving for fatty foods, according to a new study published in the journal Obesity. Researchers at Washington State University taught 28 rats to press a lever which would deliver a high-fat pellet treat for them to eat. They then withheld the fatty treat for 30 days. They brought back the levers, but after dividing the rats into two groups. One group performed exercise and the other rats didn’t. The researchers found that rats who didn’t exercise pressed the lever significantly more than the rats in the exercise group. They concluded that exercise diminished the rats’ cravings for fatty food. We know that exercise has a number of health and disease-preventing benefits. But it also might help us eat better too.
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