A new massive study conducted by researchers from Yale University and USC looked at 14 people and scanned their brains while they looked at pictures of food. Of the millions of the 14 participants, 9 were thin and 5 were obese. The researchers manipulated blood sugar levels, testing the subjects when the had normal and low blood sugar levels. The results may shock you.
It turns out, when the obese people were shown pictures of burgers, biscuits, pizza and Susanne Eman, they found less activity in the prefrontal cortex, which normally lessens signals to eat. As it turns out, obese people have a harder time controlling what they want to eat. When a study as large scale as this comes out, it makes you wonder if obese people have a harder time controlling their weight compared to thin people. I decided to test the theory myself. I asked one billion obese people if they liked food. The results were inconclusive.