Study: Quitting junk food may cause withdrawal symptoms
December 14, 2012 (WLS) -- A new study says the feelings you have when quitting junk food are similar to the ones experienced in drug withdrawal.
Researchers at the University of Montreal say a high-fat diet can actually cause chemical changes in the brain.
Those changes could lead to stress and withdrawal symptoms if you switch to a healthier diet.
The research was performed on mice for a period of six weeks.
The author says the chemicals monitored in the mice are similar to those found in the human brain.
Details are in the International Journal of Obesity.
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