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04 August 2011

Obesity counselling for the brain works best

Obesity counselling should focus on neurobehavioural processes - the ways the brain controls eating behaviour in response to biological and environmental factors - instead of personal choice and willpower, researchers suggest.

Obesity counselling should focus on neurobehavioural processes - the ways the brain controls eating behaviour in response to biological and environmental factors - instead of personal choice and willpower, researchers suggest.

"Yet, we know this approach rarely works. Even highly motivated and nutritionally informed patients struggle to refrain from highly palatable foods that are high in sugar, salt and unhealthy fats," Appelhans continued.

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