Washington: Obesity resulting from high-fat and high-sugar foods may impair brain and fuel overeating, researchers say.According to the new research by Terry Davidson, director of American University’s Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, diets that lead to obesity may cause changes to the brains of obese people that in turn may fuel overconsumption of those same foods and make weight loss more challenging.“It is a vicious cycle that may explain why obesity is so difficult to overcome,” Davidson said.Davidson focuses his research on the hippocampus — the part of the brain responsible for memory and learning.For this study, Davidson and his team trained rats given restricted access to low-fat “lab chow” on two problems — one that tested the rats’ hippocampal-dependent learning and memory abilities and one that did not.Once the training phase completed, the rats were split into two groups - one group had unlimited access to the low-fat lab chow and another had unlimited access to high-energy food.The high-energy food was high in saturated fat, which is considered to be the unhealthiest dietary fat as research has linked it to cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer.When both groups of rats were presented the problems again, the rats that became obese from the high-energy diet performed much more poorly than the non-obese rats did on the problem designed to test hippocampal-dependent learning and memory.They tested the same as the non-obese rats on the other problem.
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