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Milkshake Brain Obesity Study, Brain Obesity Study, Obesity Studies, Dopamine Obesity, Health News

October 16, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Is food less rewarding for people who are overweight? A brain imaging study finds: certain people may have a lower "reward response" when it comes to eating.Researchers used MRI's to measure how much dopamine was released in the brain when women tasted a chocolate milkshake.

Dopamine is released when someone is engaged in pleasurable activities.

Scientists say their results showed: obese women tended to get less of a reward response from tasty food, which suggests that they may eat more of it to compensate.

 

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