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Food porn is controlling our brains, making us fat

Jun 27, 2012

The fact that food porn makes us want to stuff our faces with carbohydrates and salty meat is no secret, nor is it a mystery of science, as evidenced by a new study from a team of researchers lead by Dr. Kathleen Page.

For their research, the group used MRIs to study the brain waves of 13 obese hispanic women ages 13-25 as they viewed images of “high-calorie foods, low-calorie foods, and non-food objects,” reports io9. When the subjects viewed food, their brains’ appetite centers lit up, the high-cal food sparking a stronger reaction than the low-cal food.

If you spend any time at all on the internet, you already know that food porn impacts our appetites directly. Now let’s get fat together!

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French Toast with Bacon Maple Butter from the Flatiron Truck
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The bacon cheddar burger with garlic fries from The Gourmet Burger Shop in Gig Harbor
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Nutella donut from Boriana Foods in San Fran
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Sugar Cereal
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Pop tart ice cream sandwich
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Poutine
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Double Chocolate-Oreo Ice Cream Pie with Hot Fudge Sauce
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Food Gal’s Fried Chicken
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Burrata
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French pastries
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Spaghetti and meatballs
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