Study: High-fat diet coincides with brain injury in rats, mice

06/9/2011 | United Press International

A study presented at the annual meeting of The Endocrine Society found that rats and mice on a high-fat diet had reduced levels of weight-regulating neurons compared with those on a standard diet. The findings suggest that consuming a high-fat diet damages the body's weight-regulating nerve cells, which could result in obesity, experts said. One expert said that if drugs could be developed to address the injury to the neurons, they could help fight obesity.

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