Sugar is Processed Differently in The Brains of Obesity-Prone vs. Obesity-Resistant Rats

February 2, 2023


Read time:

5-15 mins
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Presented by Health Lab

What about our brain functionality makes it difficult to stick with a healthy diet but easier to indulge in sweets late at night? A study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan suggests there are different behavior modifications linked closely to the brain structure involving motivation, called the nucleus accumbens. Carrie Ferrario, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology at U-M Medical School, discusses the brain motivation centers and how our current food-dense environment impacts our dietary decisions.

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