It’s here. The N is very small, but it’s an intriguing result. The PI’s believe that obesity is a function of gut bacterial ecology–what they call an infection.
Clive Crook from the Financial Times on a study (Stice et al) that just came out in SCIENCE.
Fatter volunteers had less activation in the dorsal striatum part of the brain than their leaner counterparts as they drank. This region releases dopamine, a brain chemical, in response to food and drink. The amount released corresponds to the degree of pleasure produced by the experience
I wonder if this applies to bankers and money?
Here’s a link to SCIENCE magazine’s podcast about the article.