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Another Strike Against Saturated Fat: Brain Hit with Saturated Fats Fails to Signal the Body to Stop Eating

Jul 01, 2010 03:00AM

Saturated fat commonly found in ice cream, butter, cheese, milk and beef does not behave like fats in other foods, suggests a study from the UT Southwestern Medical Center, in Texas. The researchers found that when brain chemistry gets hit with such fatty acids, it fails to signal the body to stop eating, even when it’s had enough.

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