Dr. William Davis (of "Wheat Belly" fame) claims that the gliadin present in wheat increases appetite. He even quantifies the amount as 400 kCal. I have seen references that Dr. Davis conducted the study that concludes this. Is it published? I've been unable to find any independent evidence to support his conclusion. Is there any?
asked byMitch_3 (544)
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on December 19, 2011
at 09:21 PM
Great question. I don't have an answer, but it would be interesting to find out exactly what it is with wheat that makes you want to eat so much. Carb calorie-for-calorie, I can eat pure sugar or pure white rice with less increase in appetite than a bit of bread. Because of that, I doubt it is due to the blood sugar rush or the type of starch it contains.
on December 23, 2011
at 02:39 PM
I just have to look at my fattest pictures to see evidence that wheat increases appetite, leading to overeating. Don't even need the mice!
on December 20, 2011
at 04:15 AM
Mice eating wheat gluten gained 25% more body weight and 33% more abdominal fat according to here