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The more food you eat the less you may enjoy it

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Another reason to stick with your resolution to eat healthily - a new study finds weight gain may actually change the brain's response to food.

Using MRI, Yale University researchers found that overweight and obese adults who drank a milkshake had decreased activity in the 'reward' region of the brain.

In fact, those with the highest BMIs had the lowest response to the milkshake.

Interestingly, the effect was the exact opposite in children.

Researchers say it appears that eating delicious foods throughout life may over stimulate the brain's reward center, which eventually tones itself down.

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