Junk foods can be addictive as drugs

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Yes you have read it right; getting addicted to eating junk food is clinically similar to getting addicted to prohibited drugs.
According to a new study from Montreal, the source of health-related problems like obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, eating rich, fatty foods has shown to cause the same kind of chemical reaction as illicit drugs.
Although the deep-fried chicken drumstick may provide immediate satisfaction and a certain "food high", the tail-end of the experience can be a turning point of depression and anxiety.
Researchers found out that mice fed a high-fat diet showed signs of anxiety and depression such as avoiding open spots and making less of an attempt to run away when being trapped, based on the International Journal of Obesity.
The latest study constructs on earlier research which have also related to compulsive eating behaviors to drug use.
Researchers from Yale University said that after they watched women's brain activity as they were showed with images of a milkshake, they found that seeing the dessert drink fired up the same parts of the brain as a drug addict who sees cocaine.
On the other hand, Mayo Clinic recommends advice on how to alter the food environment at home. For instance, keep fewer food at house than normal to avoid temptation. Keeping the house junk food-free also eradicates visual signs.

Last Modified: 2024-Jul-11 07.01 +0800