A recently-conducted study revealed that overeating causes the brain to go haywire. Eating like a swine will trigger a vicious cycle and you will want to eat more.
The first and most important effect that overeating has is that it activates a dormant immune system pathway in the brain.
1Your organism will become very confused and won’t fight the incoming illnesses as it should, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found.
The findings of their study may help health experts explain clearer why obesity causes a series of so many other diseases.
Dongsheng Cai, one of the researchers, said that overeating activates a dormant immune system pathway in the brain which sends immune cells to annihilate invaders that are not present in the human body at that time.
“We discovered a very general disease pathway in the hypothalamus, a structure in the middle part of the brain which functions to regulate appetite, feeding behavior, energy and therefore body-weight balance and metabolic processes,” Cai said.
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