Obese People Possess Very Less Self-Control

Obese People Possess Very Less Self-Control

People suffering from obesity are incapable of resisting themselves from accessing tempting food, whereas thin people are able to restrain inclination towards unhealthy and tempting food.

A team of researchers, from the University of Southern California Keck School Of Medicine in Los Angeles, conducted a research on impulses of thin and fat people.

The researchers carried out MRI scans on nine thin and 5 obese people. The participants were made to watch tempting food images, which possessed high calories and low calorie based food items and pictures with no food. The participants were observed for blood circulation level in the brain while watching pictures.

The researchers found that when the participants had controlled blood sugar level, the control activating nerves worked efficiently, but as the blood level lowered, the craving for high calorie food aroused in the brain.

The research also found that the brain of the slim people was extremely active while controlling the inclination instincts while watching the calorie laden food images, whereas the brain of the obese people showed very little activity in controlling the inclination.

The research, financially supported by the U. S. National Institutes of Health, the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation and the Yale Stress Center, has been published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

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