Discrimination may disrupt how the brain and the gut talk to each other, raising risk of obesity, study finds
Written by Karolyn Hairston on October 9, 2023
In individuals who reported experiencing high levels of discrimination, the photos of unhealthy, high-calorie foods triggered a larger response in the reward processing region of the brain, called the frontal-striatal region. This part of the brain is also involved with motivation and executive control. That heightened response can lead people to reach for sugar and high-fat foods, the researchers said.
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