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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

This is your brain on snacks: Brain stimulation affects craving, consumption

At the "basic neurobiological level," the study provides direct evidence that the DLPFC is involved in one specific aspect of food cravings: reward anticipation. People with weak executive function may lack the dietary self-control necessary to regulate snack food consumption in "the modern obesogenic environment." Faced with constant cues and opportunities to consume energy-dense foods, such individuals may be more likely to become overweight or obese.

This is your brain on snacks: Brain stimulation affects craving, consumption -- ScienceDaily

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