Hiding temptations in dieting backed by brain scans

Weight loss and dieting: Why is it so hard to lose weight?

“Struggles with self-control pervade daily life and characterize an array of dysfunctional behaviours, including addiction, overeating, overspending and procrastination,” Molly Crockett, a postdoctoral fellow at University College London, and her co-authors said in today’s issue of the journal Neuron. Giving in to a sweet tooth is one manifestation of struggles with self-control.

Giving in to a sweet tooth is one manifestation of struggles with self-control.

We, our species, would have passed into the pages of history long ago. Now you know why it is so hard to lose weight.

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