High-fat diet disturbs body clock: Study

According to a new study, when rats are fed a high-fat diet, the body clock in their brain that controls satiety is disturbed, leading in overeating and obesity. The study's findings were published in the journal 'The Journal of Physiology.'

Since 1975, the number of obese persons has nearly quadrupled worldwide.In England alone, 28% of adults are obese, with a further 36% being overweight. Obesity can lead to a variety of other problems, including Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some cancers.

This new study might serve as a foundation for future therapeutic trials aimed at restoring the correct functioning of the brain's biological clock and preventing overeating. Previously, it was thought that the master body clock was only found in the hypothalamus, a portion of the brain.

However, throughout time, more study has revealed that numerous other areas of the brain and body govern our body's daily cycles (hormone levels, hunger, and so on), including a collection of neurons in the evolutionary old brainstem known as the dorsal vagal complex (DVC).

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