Overeating is one of the main factors in the development of diabetes. Based on this theory, scientists have proposed to use one of the new drugs for psychological correction of eating behavior. This writes Zee News.
Scientists compare overeating with drug addiction. The food of such people causes unusually strong activation of areas of reward and pleasure. As a result people consume more and more food.
The medicine, which is based on the hormone GLP1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) physicians use for the treatment of diabetes of the second type. It turned out this tool is able to relieve people of insatiable appetite.
Drugs based on GLP-1 (Byetta, Victoza) affect the brain, establish in them a limit on what we eat. Normal GLP-1 is increased in the brain after each meal, it triggers the production of insulin. Apparently, this mechanism fails with overeating.