Can’t Eat Just One? Now We May Know Why…

Have you ever wondered why it’s so hard to eat just a few potato chips?

Earlier this week, UC Irvine released a study demonstrating how eating fatty foods causes your body to produce natural marijuana-like chemicals. The chemicals, called endocannabinoids, are what give you the “munchies” and cause you to overeat.

Check out this clip from today’s news featuring our Registered Dietitian, Sharon Richter:




DiPatrizio NV, Astarita G, Schwartz G, Li X. Endocannabinoid signal in the gut controls dietary fat intake. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. Published online ahead of print July 5, 2011.  Doi: 10.1073/pnas.1104675108

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