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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Seeing Fatty Food Pictures Encourages Impulse Eating

The antidote to follow.
A picture can say a thousand words, but according to a study presented at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston, a picture can also be worth a thousand calories. Researchers have discovered that looking at images of high-calorie foods stimulates the brain's appetite control center, which leads to an elevated desire for food.

Senior study author, Kathleen Page, MD, an assistant professor at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, declared:

"This stimulation of the brain's reward areas may contribute to overeating and obesity. We thought this was a striking finding, because the current environment is inundated with advertisements showing images of high-calorie foods."
Seeing fatty people should encourage impulse starvation:

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