4/6/2012

A review of research shows that overweight and obese individuals appear to have stronger brain signals when presented with sweet or fatty foods and that learned behaviors and motivational signals may affect brain regions associated with appetite control. "The emerging imaging literature supports the view that although there is not a single pathway leading to obesity, it is a neurobehavioral problem: a disease that results from a vulnerable brain in an unhealthy environment," researcher Alain Dagher wrote in Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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