Brain study suggests obese people have less control over cravings

09/19/2011 | Reuters

Using brain scans to detect impulse control, researchers found that obese participants showed little activity in the prefrontal cortex compared with their leaner counterparts when presented with images of high-calorie foods. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, suggests that the brains of some obese people are less able to control cravings, but further investigation is needed, a researcher said.

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