Thinking Makes Us Over Eat?

jgn pikir byk2 sgt hahaha

Food for thought: Intellectual activities make people eat more than when just resting, according to a study that sheds new light on brain food.


This finding might also help explain the obesity epidemic of an increasingly sedentary society in which people still have to think now and then.
Researchers split 14 university student volunteers into three groups for a 45-minute session of either relaxing in a sitting position, reading and summarizing a text, or completing a series of memory, attention, and vigilance tests on the computer.

The students who had done the computer tests downed 253 more calories, or 29.4 percent more than the couch potatoes. Those who had summarized a text consumed 203 more calories than the resting group.

Blood samples taken before, during, and after revealed that intellectual work causes much bigger fluctuations in glucose levels than rest periods, perhaps owing to the stress of thinking.

The researchers figure the body reacts to these fluctuations by demanding food to restore glucose, a sugar that is the brain's fuel. Glucose is converted by the body from carbohydrates and is supplied to the brain via the bloodstream. The brain cannot make glucose and so needs a constant supply. Brain cells need twice as much energy as other cells in the body.

14 comments:

Tirana said...

Interesting fact!!!

zariel said...

oooo...ptt la...aku pikir banyak sgt ni...hehe

zamz said...

emm interesting to know..tapi maybe applicable to certain org je kot

zamz said...

antaranya zariel ekekeke

Mr PenyuBiru said...

gemuk giler kucing tu, baru telan kucing lain kut..hehe..

love is forever said...

mmm tu banyak makan ke ngandung tu zamzam...miow.

@k@kPOKPEK said...

hhmmm no wonder laa..

Adry said...

interesting.... lawak la pic kucing tu.. wakakakaka

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zamz said...

mr penyubiru..baru bukak puasa tu hahaha

zamz said...

miow ada nampak cam ngandung ke hehe

zamz said...

app apa yg no wonder

zamz said...

tula adry pandai dia posing maut hehe

aeropama dot com said...

geram aku ngk kucing gomok tu. ko punye ke?

gemuk itu cute beb...

zamz said...

bukan aa sham...kalau kucing aku aku suruh dia diet awal2 hehe

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