Scientists have found that eating red meat increases appetite. This is happening on a hormonal level. Iron, which is rich in varieties of red meat, inhibit the activity of the hormone leptin responsible for regulating feelings of hunger.
Scientists conducted an experiment with laboratory mice. One group was fed a high iron content, the remaining animals received food with the usual concentration of this substance. In the experimental group after some time the activity of leptin decreased by 42%, the iron level has increased by 215% compared with the other groups. This writes Science World Report.
Scientists warn that excessively high levels of iron in the blood causes many diseases including diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer's disease and fatty liver disease. However, iron deficiency is also dangerous for the body.