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Imaging Studies Show Connection Between The Brain And Diet-Related Problems

October 16, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Scientists recently presented a raft  of studies that used advanced imaging technology to draw connections between our diet, the way we think and what we think. Researchers found that the brain plays a significant role in dietary disorders such as obesity, diabetes, binge eating and the attractiveness of high-calorie meals. For example, neurological imaging shows that when people skip breakfast, pictures of high-calorie food activate the pleasure-seeking part of the brain. Skipping breakfast leads to increased food consumption at lunch, suggesting that fasting is not an effective form of diet control. 
"This Is Your Brain On Food: Studies Reveal How Diet Affects Brain Functions", News release, abstracts presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, October 16, 2012, © Society For NeuroScience
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