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Neuroscience and Food Addiction and Other Disorders (Obesity Epidemic)
03-06-2013, 07:14 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I'm just beginning to look around for information into this topic, as I just heard on the radio that food companies are, more and more, hiring neuroscientists to help find which foods are the most addicting, as well as to find which existing or to invent new flavours that would be highly addictive to the majority of the population.

Some foods high in sugar, fat, etc. can cause brain changes in our brains similar to a cocaine or heroine high - or a dopamine high (from link below).

http://blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/201...addiction/

What MacDonald's knows...

"...but we can't help ourselves, because sugar lights up our brain's reward pathway."

Mice without sense of taste were given choice of sugar water or plain water...

Quote:When the scientists analyzed the mice brains, they found that the mice released dopamine in response to sugar water, even though they couldn't taste it, but not in response to regular water or sucralose. Our brains can tell the difference between high calorie foods and diet foods even if they taste the same.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/you-...your-brain

Quote:As suggested by Jonah Lehrer in "The Frontal Cortex," our brains evolved during a time when food was scarce, so we became adept at choosing foods that packed calories.

Quote:Brains are calorically demanding organs. Our distant ancestors had small ones. Australopithecus afarensis, for example, who lived some three million years ago, had a cranial capacity of about four hundred cubic centimetres, which is roughly the same as a chimpanzee’s. Modern humans have a cranial capacity of about thirteen hundred cubic centimetres. How, as their brains got bigger, did our forebears keep them running? According to what’s known as the Expensive Tissue Hypothesis, early humans compensated for the energy used in their heads by cutting back on the energy used in their guts; as man’s cranium grew, his digestive tract shrank. This forced him to obtain more energy-dense foods than his fellow-primates were subsisting on, which put a premium on adding further brain power. The result of this self-reinforcing process was a strong taste for foods that are high in calories and easy to digest; just as it is natural for gorillas to love leaves, it is natural for people to love funnel cakes.

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/0...cgriddles/

That is why implementing a ban on advertising of junk food to kids 12 is a wise move IMO.

Quote:“The most devastating part of this trend is that obesity will mark our DNA, changing our metabolism and genetically reprogramming future generations of children to be at greater risk of being overweight,” the report states.

http://www.thespec.com/news/ontario/arti...s-under-12
03-06-2013, 07:26 PM #2
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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Lord if it is true ,,, that what I eat ,,, I am ,,, then I must be a Garbage Can
03-06-2013, 07:29 PM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(03-06-2013, 07:26 PM)Cynicalabsurdance Wrote:  Lord if it is true ,,, that what I eat ,,, I am ,,, then I must be a Garbage Can


Well, considering our brains light up with sugar...maybe you could be classified as the candy man...the candyman can because he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good.

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03-06-2013, 07:31 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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İmage

He keeps an eye out for his lyrics posted on forums.

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03-06-2013, 07:37 PM #5
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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hard to believe a guy can sing a song like Candy Man

and make enough to buy those Diamonds rofl.gif
03-06-2013, 07:48 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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It was like a really bad children's song... about drugs. lmao.gif

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03-06-2013, 08:06 PM #7
Kreeper Griobhtha
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They know what they are doing. MacNasties has been adding sugar to their ketchup for years. The gov is right in there with them. I read an article several years ago where one of the experts/scientists that developed the original food pyramid said that the gov had taken their pyramid and turned it completely upside down so that the biggest part of what we eat would be grains when it should be the smallest part (If any at all...). Why? Because when you eat a high grain/carb diet your body thinks it is starving and you eat more. If you eat more then the corporate farms sell more...


JR, Octo and I have been grain free for some time now. (Them longer than me.) It makes a world of difference in your physical well being. If I even eat one meal with grains it fucks me up.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
03-06-2013, 08:08 PM #8
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(03-06-2013, 07:48 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  It was like a really bad children's song... about drugs. lmao.gif


I was referring to the Candyman song from Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory movie. 13.gif However, JR, you are still correct as the candy (sugar) acts like a drug.



03-06-2013, 08:12 PM #9
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(03-06-2013, 08:06 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  They know what they are doing. MacNasties has been adding sugar to their ketchup for years. The gov is right in there with them. I read an article several years ago where one of the experts/scientists that developed the original food pyramid said that the gov had taken their pyramid and turned it completely upside down so that the biggest part of what we eat would be grains when it should be the smallest part (If any at all...). Why? Because when you eat a high grain/carb diet your body thinks it is starving and you eat more. If you eat more then the corporate farms sell more...


JR, Octo and I have been grain free for some time now. (Them longer than me.) It makes a world of difference in your physical well being. If I even eat one meal with grains it fucks me up.


That's interesting Kreeper. Did you know Chinese food is high in carbs?

"These carbohydrates have a high glycemic index (GI), which means the body needs to produce extra insulin to digest them. Certain diet doctors believe consuming these carbohydrates can cause overeating, since excess insulin causes the blood sugar to plummet, creating a hungry feeling. "

http://chinesefood.about.com/library/wee...110199.htm
03-06-2013, 08:30 PM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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Any processed carbs turns into sugar when you eat them so they are basically equally bad. Sugar is crack for your body and they know it.

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03-06-2013, 08:46 PM #11
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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It seems, just like some drugs, it will affect learning and memory, and not in a good way.

http://neurosciencenews.com/sugar-slows-...ng-memory/

03-06-2013, 08:51 PM #12
Octo Mother Superior
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Yes indeed. It's quite noticeable too when you get off the sugar just how addicted you are. fatman.gif

The sugar fix is quick and cheap.
03-06-2013, 08:59 PM #13
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Check this out.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
03-06-2013, 09:13 PM #14
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(03-06-2013, 08:59 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  Check this out.


wtf2.gif That's in addition to his 17 other reasons.

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/17-reason...z2MjsT1cyb

We're all doomed.
03-09-2013, 05:34 PM #15
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Quote:Deep brain stimulation has already been used to treat Parkinson's disease, epilepsy and depression.

The study followed six female patients who had failed to respond to other treatments for anorexia and were at high risk of dying.

"Scientists inserted electrodes deep within their brains which were programmed to deliver tiny electrical impulses to stimulate eating and lift mood," the Independent reports.

So, we're back to the electric shock treatment, only this time it's targetted and seems to work well. :thumb:

More ...

Quote: The pacemaker was programmed to deliver regular pulses to an area of the brain called the corpus callosum, a thick bundle of nerve fibres that is used for deep brain stimulation in treatments for depression.

Within a few months, half the patients showed improvements in both weight and mood, a very encouraging sign for scientists.

http://ca.shine.yahoo.com/blogs/shine-on...14130.html



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