Obesity changes the brain, with ‘no sign of reversibility,’ expert says – CTV

June 13, 2023

Obesity may damage the brain’s ability to recognize the sensation of fullness and be satisfied after eating fats and sugars, a new study found.

Further, those brain changes may last even after people considered medically obese lose a significant amount of weight — possibly explaining why many people often regain the pounds they lose.

“There was no sign of reversibility — the brains of people with obesity continued to lack the chemical responses that tell the body, ‘OK, you ate enough,'” said Dr. Caroline Apovian, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and co-director of the Center for Weight Management and Wellness at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

As defined medically, people with obesity have a body mass index, or BMI, of over 30, while normal weight is a BMI of between 18 and 25.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/obesity-changes-the-brain-with-no-sign-of-reversibility-expert-says-1.6439116

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More