Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Another Bacon Cheeseburger?

Not that I eat them that much any more but it seems research has shown that foods high in saturated fats (beef, milk, cheese, etc.) actually tell the brain to ignore the "I'm satisfied" signals and keep eating. Probably another reason to stay away from the fatty foods. They don't specifically mention bacon or BBQ pork so I guess I'm good.
A U.S. study by UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas has found that fat from certain foods such ice cream and burgers heads to the brain.

Once there, the fat molecules trigger the brain to send messages to the body's cells, warning them to ignore the appetite-suppressing signals from leptin and insulin, hormones involved in weight regulation — for up to three days.

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