We love sweet treats. But too much sugar in our diets can lead to weight gain and obesity, Type 2 diabetes and dental decay. We know we shouldn’t be eating candy, ice cream, cookies, cakes and drinking sugary sodas, but sometimes they are so hard to resist.
It’s as if our brain is hardwired to want these foods.
Neuroscience research centers on how modern day “obesogenic,” or obesity-promoting, diets change the brain. We want to understand how what we eat alters our behavior and whether brain changes can be mitigated by other lifestyle factors. Continue reading