A study of the effects of vegetables on the human body has been published in the journal Nature.
Researchers from the University of Southampton used MRI scans to look at the structure of the brains of overweight and obese people, and the brains and muscle of normal-weight people.
They found that those with the most vegetables in their diets showed lower levels of the hormone leptin, which signals how fat your body stores is stored.
This means the more you eat of these vegetables, the less leptin is in your body, meaning you will have a better chance of getting a healthy and fit body.
The study also found that the people who ate more vegetables in the morning had higher levels of leptin, so they had more energy to fuel their muscles.
In addition, people who had more vegetables during the day also had a higher metabolic rate, which means they had higher energy levels in the muscles, and reduced body fat.
Low levels of fat and sugarThe study found that obese people with more vegetables ate more carbohydrates than people with lower levels.
They also ate more fat than people who did not eat a lot of vegetables, which made them feel fuller.
This meant they also had less energy to carry on their activities.
It was the high sugar intake that led to the high leptin levels.
It also found high levels of sugar in vegetable soup and other processed foods.
“Vegetables contain some sugar that’s naturally present in them, so when you’re eating a lot you’re consuming more sugar than you should,” Dr Jane Bailie, who led the research from the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the University, said.
“There is a lot that goes on in the food chain that’s responsible for this.”
The researchers also found people who were overweight or obese had a greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a condition where the body doesn’t respond as well to insulin.
The results were particularly striking for people who drank more than 10 units of sugar per day, and more than 20 units per week.
“We also found a higher prevalence of type 2 diabetes in people who consumed the most vegetable intake,” Dr Bailies said.
It’s believed that higher intake of sugar can lead to more weight gain and lower levels to insulin resistance, which can lead a person to have type 2 diabetic complications.
The researchers say the findings could help to make people more aware of the dangers of sugar.
“When people have too much sugar in their diet, they tend to overfeed on the nutrients that they need,” Dr Jules de Vries, from the Nutrition and Obesity Clinic at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, said, explaining why people tend to overeat and drink more sugar.
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