For people with obesity food is like a drug – the scientists

People suffering from obesity and treat food as drug users are drugs. To such conclusion scientists from the University of Granada and the University of Monash in the last part of the study. The volunteers were shown pictures of various foods. On some peculiarities of the brain, scientists were able to answer the question, a man can have obesity or not without the kind of subjects, writes The Daily Mail.

In the brains of people with obesity there is a close relationship between the dorsal region of the caudate nucleus and somatosensory cortex. The first structure is responsible for the remuneration, and the second estimates the energy value of food. The strong interaction between the two parts of the brain, scientists believe, may indicates the propensity to obesity and dreams for high-calorie foods.

The results the researchers compared with the desire of addicts to use drugs. In the case of addiction, the person tends to eat a certain substance on a subconscious level. The same thing happens in the brain of a person with obesity and the tendency to overeat. The food gives him a sense of satisfaction.

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