Studies link brain activities to eating disorders

04/10/2012 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

A Harvard Medical School study on the connection between brain activity and eating disorders found that women with anorexia did not have as much activity in subcortical parts of the brain that control hunger and regulate emotional responses to food. A second study from the University of Kansas found that the more the prefrontal cortex lights up on brain scans when people are shown photos of food, the more they were better able to control their eating habits.

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