The next time you reach for some high-calorie junk food don’t blame yourself.
Researchers at North Carolina University say you should blame your brain.
Their new study highlights a section of gray matter called the central amygdala.
This bit of brain is known for controlling emotions.
In an experiment with mice, scientists found turning off a certain protein in that region’s brain cells stopped the mice from gorging themselves.
Experts say they now see how the amygdala can regulate pathological eating.
Adding they hope to use these finding to come up with new treatments for binge eating and obesity.