Jul 1, 2022

The Mere Sight of a Meal Triggers an Inflammatory Response in the Brain

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Summary: The simple sight and smell of a meal prior to consumption triggers insulin release. This insulin release depends on a short-term inflammatory response. In those who are overweight, this inflammatory response is so excessive it can impair insulin secretion.

Source: University of Basel.

Even before carbohydrates reach the bloodstream, the very sight and smell of a meal trigger the release of insulin.

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