Saturated Fats To Dull Dopimine Effects?
There' s a post up by Prevention that considers long term, high saturated fat intake harmful for the brain. Wondering if Dave has commented in the past on such opinions on saturated fat and a negative impact on the body's reward system. Perhaps the mentioned studies were tested using low grade fats? Any opinions on this? Thanks.
Here's the part of post pertaining to saturated fat:
"Another study, albeit one in rats, contributes to the idea that butter is not in fact back. Researchers at the University of Montreal found that rat diets high in saturated fat (when 50% of all calories come from an unhealthy fat, like palm oil or butter) impaired the functioning of their brainâ€™s mesolimbic dopamine systemâ€”aka the part that controls motivation and wellbeing, and is often implicated in mood disorders, drug addiction, and overeating. Diets high in monounsaturated fat, like olive oil, didn't show the same association. The study, published in the journal Neuropharmacology, also found that saturated fats dulled the animalsâ€™ reward system, spurring them to overeat to compensate for feeling unsatisfied."
Here's the full post: