|A new study finds that people who chew their food more take in fewer calories.|
A new study finds that people who chew their food more take in fewer calories, which may help them control their weight, Reuters reported.
Chewing food 40 times instead of a typical 15 times caused study participants to eat nearly 12 percent fewer calories, according to results published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Jie Li and colleagues from Harbin Medical University in China did the research.
The team found more chewing was associated with lower blood levels of ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates appetite, as well as higher levels of CCK, a hormone believed to reduce appetite. （点击路透社网站查看原文）
(China.org.cn August 4, 2011)