Hedonic Hyperphagia

Most people identify with this: we eat one potato chip and before we know it the whole bag is gone--even on a full stomach! German researchers asked the question why? They concluded by mapping rat brains that this and many other kinds of food stimulate the reward center of the brain. It is called "hedonic hyperphagia"…

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Potato Chips and Sugary Beverages are Culprits in Weight Gain

What foods are most strongly associated with weight gain? Is it really any surprise that in a 20 year study of more 120,000 participants, potato chips and sugar-sweetened beverages contributed 1.28 pounds and 1.00 pound of weight gain every four years? Yogurt, nuts, fruits, whole grains and vegetables were associated with significant weight loss over…

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