Comments on: Why Can’t We Stop Eating? http://brainblogger.com/2014/04/22/why-cant-we-stop-eating/ Health and Science Blog Covering Brain Topics Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11:30:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 By: Charl Rautenbach http://brainblogger.com/2014/04/22/why-cant-we-stop-eating/#comment-884446 Sun, 04 May 2014 20:26:00 +0000 http://brainblogger.com/?p=16341#comment-884446 Great article.. I love the brain and how the neurons work….

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By: Simon http://brainblogger.com/2014/04/22/why-cant-we-stop-eating/#comment-830767 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:54:35 +0000 http://brainblogger.com/?p=16341#comment-830767 There is a lot of debate about whether obesity is linked to a biological or psychological issue. And as usual I think it comes down to psychology rather than biology. Don’t misunderstand me, I know there are people who have biological reasons for weight gain, but I do feel that over eaters don’t eat because they are hungry for food. They eat for immediate gratification. Therefore I think that the real issues we need to be investigating are emotional rather than genetic and biological

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By: Moipone http://brainblogger.com/2014/04/22/why-cant-we-stop-eating/#comment-826865 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:54:36 +0000 http://brainblogger.com/?p=16341#comment-826865 I think one of the main reasons why people cannot stop eating yet they are overweight is being financially advanced. They are able to buy anything they wany whenever they want, hence they cannot achieve a goal of eating less. But isnt eating less going to affect their normal body functions? Are they not going to run short of energy? Are they still going to be able to do daily chores which require energy sufficiently?

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By: onergk69 http://brainblogger.com/2014/04/22/why-cant-we-stop-eating/#comment-818838 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:04:28 +0000 http://brainblogger.com/?p=16341#comment-818838 Nisha & others,

In psychology & in regards to binge-eating disorder, anorexia & bulimia we can demonstate that environmental conditions (phenotype) can easily trump both genetic hunger & biological hunger (genotype). So we do discuss “psychosocial hunger” & also explore environmental starvation in poorest areas on the globe; self-imposed starvation such as in anorexia; and the binging/purging we find in bulemia.

From an evolutionary perspective, starvation is a greater threat to body integrity & survival than excessive intake.

Rich

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