We follow a lifestyle and live in an environment, which actually supports high-calorie, high-fat diet. People majority of the times fall for such food choices and at times, they are left with no choice. Well be it any case, one is ultimately pushing oneself towards being obese and also causing a potential damage to brain.
Findings in a recent research have emphasized that a diet rich in saturated fats has an adverse impact on the brain portion that maintains energy balance. Dr. Lynda Williams of the University of Aberdeen asserted that the research gives a better insight into why obese people or overweight people find it hard to lose their weight and maintain the balance.
Her team of researchers carried out a series of experiments on mice, which were divided into two categories, on which was fed a normal diet and the other group, which was subjected to a diet that included 60% of saturated fats and sugar with 16% fat.
The high-fat diet had an impact on the brain portion called hypothalamus, altering its controlling genes and proteins. Hypothalamus is a small area, which controls our diet intake and energy used. “Our results indicate that a high-fat diet can damage the areas of the brain that control energy balance and perpetuate obesity”, she said.