Friday food for thought… Junk Food on the Brain?
Is it possible that junk food can cause withdrawal? A recent article says it is and it does!
In the beginning it says that some mice were fed a diet “high in sugar and fat” while others were fed “healthier foods.” The remainder of the article goes on to discuss fat only. The mice fed the high sugar/high fat diet experienced withdrawal symptoms like anxiety and depression when they stopped eating the food.
Despite what the pointy-haired boss says, correlation is not causation! Many Paleo eaters out there will dispute the association of high-fat diets with obesity, etc. Perhaps there is an underlying factor leading to these results. Come on, critical thinking, folks!
Post thoughts / disagreements (with the article or with this post) / etc to comments! Anyone know how you diagnose depression or other emotions in mice?