Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ice cream can control your brain

photo from flickr user R. O Mania

Canada.com reports on a new study that says ice cream contains fat that shuts down the chemicals in the brain that trigger fullness - for up to three days. This can trigger overeating.

Canada.com quoted UT Southwestern Medical Center researcher Deborah Clegg:
"What we've shown in this study is that someone's entire brain chemistry can change in a very short period of time. Our findings suggest that when you eat something high in fat, your brain gets "hit" with the fatty acids, and you become resistant to insulin and leptin.

"Since you're not being told by the brain to stop eating, you overeat."

That explains a lot.

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