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For women, food is food for thought

点击量:   时间:2019-03-02 12:16:00

By Kerri Smith FOOD is a sensitive issue for many women in the west, not least because of pressure to diet, and the way food advertising is targeted. Now it seems this may be showing up in how women’s brains react to food. Rudolf Uher and his colleagues at King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to test reactions to food in the brains of 18 men and women after they had either eaten normally or fasted for 24 hours. When the volunteers were shown photographs of food or given food to taste,