`Exercise can suppress hunger`

Updated: Nov 11, 2012, 16:32 PM IST

London: Contrary to popular belief, hitting the gym for a half hour or more can reduce your appetite, new studies show.

One recently published study found that perceived fullness was higher among participants after 12 weeks of aerobic training.

Another study showed that women appeared less hungry on mornings when they walked on a treadmill for 45 minutes compared with mornings they didn’t.

“Exercise can definitely suppress hunger,” Barry Braun, director of the Energy Metabolism Laboratory at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, told the publication.