Study: Junk food messes with people's brains

January 3, 2012 8:02:25 AM PST
Everyone agrees that junk food fuels obesity, now a new study says it also messes with people's brains.

Researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University fatty foods send damaging neurological signals, lessening the brain's ability to control appetite. They say more research is needed to prove that junk foods can cause fundamental changes to the brain's neuro-circuits.