Food Or Its Expectation Sparks Brain’s Hunger Centers

Surprise surprise: the first bit of food makes one more hungry:

researchers found that brain activity in important hunger centers spiked with the first bites of food.”The drive to eat is massively stimulated by the start of eating,” said Gareth Leng of the University of Edinburgh, who co-led the new study with Louise Johnstone. “This shows the appetizing effect of food itself as hunger circuits are acutely switched on.”

The imminent expectation of food also activated certain brain cells involved in stimulating hunger in the animals, they found.

I wish that it were possible to not get hungry without having a trigger.

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