The Monash Obesity and Diabetes Institute (MODI) at Monash University, Melbourne seems to have discovered a simple answer for people suffering from obesity, to cut down on high-fat diets.
Researchers at MODI discovered that a high-fat diet led the brain cells, which sends out vital signals to the body, to stop the consumption of food and start burning the fat to insulate that leads to the malfunction of cells and as a result, the person overeats.
The vicious circle of obesity that is created through this process leads to the body burning less fat and a higher uncontrolled surge of consumption of food.
The resultant of the high-fat diet is that it leads to two complications, number one being that there is no signal from the brain to the body to withhold the intake of food, and number two is that the body is not able to burn fat efficiently.
Mr. Michael Cowley, Director MODI, informed that the reason for the insulation of the brain cells is because of the intake of a diet high in fat, due to which the support cells in the brain tend to overgrow that further leads to the malfunctioning of the brain cells.
Mr. Cowley resumed that the neuronal circuits keep a check on consumption habits and the use of energy in the body; he further added that these circuits take place naturally in the brain.
Apart from Mr. Cowley the teams, which were involved in the study include, Dr. Pablo Enriori, MODI, Tamas Horvath, Prof. of Neurobiology and Prof. of Comparative Study, along with his team from the Yale School of Medicine, in the United States.