Study shows how the brain controls food cravings

Monday, July 23, 2018

A newly published study from the University of Waterloo shows that when activity in a specific part of the brain is suppressed, our desire for high-calorie foods increases. The investigators found that when they temporarily decreased activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex participants evaluated high-calorie snacks more positively. Several lifestyle factors affect the function of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex including stress and lack of sleep.

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