Fat vs. Sugar: Which Do We Crave More?

by Rachel Baker on December 18, 2013

Anyone who has ever tried to lose a few pounds knows that both of these are difficult to cut out of the daily diet. A senior researcher at the Oregon Research Institute has found that sugar was the worse of the two.

Here’s the national geographic interview:

Eric Stice, a senior researcher at the Oregon Research Institute, and his colleagues fed milkshakes to 106 high school students while they were undergoing functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to see how reward centers in the brain reacted to shakes that were tilted in favor of either fat content or sugar content. The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, concluded that sugar was the more nefarious of the two. We asked him to elaborate.

Check out the remainder of the interview here:

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