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Zywiec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:05 PM
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Why Saying No to Foods May Be Harder for Women
TUESDAY, Jan. 20 (HealthDay News) -- New research on the brain suggests that women unconsciously have a tougher time resisting their favorite foods than men do.

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According to Wang, the new study aimed to understand why some people don't stop eating when they're full. Your body tells you that you've eaten enough by sending a signal to your brain from the gut, he explained, "but if you go to the buffet, sometimes you just cannot stop."

This wasn't a big problem throughout history because people rarely had a chance to eat more than they needed, Wang said. But modern society has changed that, he said, especially over the past 30 to 40 years as obesity has become much more common in the United States.

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The research could help scientists understand why some people can't resist certain kinds of high-calorie food, Wang said. "Some people cannot inhibit themselves, and we need to help those people."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

Just in time for those failing New Year's resolutions..

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kimmerspixelated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:49 PM
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1. Men find it hard to refuse sex, right?
And yet, I don't know where I'm going with this.
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Zywiec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:39 PM
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2. Yeah, I wish the article would have read:
Why Saying No to Sex May Be Harder for Women...

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Zywiec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:40 PM
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3. Shameless evening kick. n/t
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