Sunday, September 4, 2011

Junk Food Damages Brain Cells

Junk Food Damages Brain Cells
Junk Food Damages Brain Cells - Experts in the United States again warned, the danger of routine eating habits of junk food.
According to latest research, food with high fat content, but the nutritional value of this zero can damage cells in the brain that controls body weight, and trigger a cycle of obesity. These findings also explain why people who are overweight are so difficult to lose weight.

In his research, experts from the University of Washington gave the mice in the laboratory with the type of food which they call "high-fat diet of the American people". Only three days later, the mice are getting greedy and increase calorie intake until doubled.

Further examination showed that these mice also had inflammation or inflammation of the hypothalamus, the brain consists of nerve cells that control body weight. Inflammation was stopped within a few days, but then "relapsed" again after four weeks later.

Dr. Joshua Thaler, expert and researcher of Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence at the University of Washington in Seattle, said the experts also detect the presence of a brain injury recovery response, called gliosis.

"Gliosis considered together with the recovery of injuries to the brain, and specifically looks at the condition of nerve injury, such as stroke and multiple sclerosis. We speculate that the gliosis that we see probably in response to a failure of protection. We also detect any significant damage and loss of cell nerve cells that are important in controlling weight,"
said Thaler, who presented his research at the annual meeting of The Endocrine Society's 93rd in Boston.

He added that the injury of brain in mice may be a consequence of excessive consumption of junk food and this fact gives an explanation why the weight loss becomes very difficult for most of them are obese.

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