Putting the brakes on overeating
Restoring a chemical in the gut sends a message to mouse brains to stop overeating
By Stephen Ornes, 14:47 PM September 4, 2013
Eating right can be a big challenge — especially with delicious, high-calorie foods all around. When those calories come from foods high in fat, the gut will reward the diner with a message to the brain that triggers feelings of pleasure. But eating lots of fatty foods can cause this pleasure-signaling pathway to fail. People with this problem tend to respond by eating more to make up for that loss, some research suggests. As a result, they are more likely to become obese. Scientists worki...
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