What effect does age and physical activity status have on appetite and mood state in older adults?

The Introduction

Research has consistently shown that as adults age they experience a decline in appetite and food intake. Low- to moderate-intensity exercise has been shown to have little effect on appetite in younger people over one day. However, hard training has been shown in younger people to actually decrease hunger for the 15-60 minutes after exercise. But does it have the same effect on physically active people such as masters athletes who might train hard regularly. Research has also shown that aerobic fitness and is a strong predictor of overall vitality and less mood disturbances. Again, what effect might hard training have on mood states over a day?

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