HEALTHY LIVING
11/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

How The Brain Controls Binge Eating Is Better Understood Now, Researchers Say

Scientists led a rat to the fatty food, but they couldn't make it eat. Using an animal model of binge eating, University of Missouri researchers discovered that deactivating the basolateral amygdala, a brain region involved in regulating emotion, specifically blocked consumption of a fatty diet. Surprisingly, it had no effect on the rat wanting to look for the food repeatedly.

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