High-Fat Diet during Adolescence Leads to Alterations in the Functioning of the Dopamine System

Material below summarizes the article, Impact of Early Consumption of High-Fat Diet on the Mesolimbic Dopaminergic System, published on May 29, 2017, in eNeuro and authored by Fabien Naneix, Frédéric Tantot, Christelle Glangetas, Jennifer Kaufling, Yoottana Janthakhin, Chloé Boitard, Véronique De Smedt-Peyrusse, Jean-Rémi Pape, Sylvie Vancassel, Pierre Trifilieff, François Georges, Etienne Coutureau, and Guillaume Ferreira.

The consumption of energy-dense foods dramatically increases in developed and developing countries. The chronic consumption of high-fat/high sugar palatable foods leads to the development of obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes, but also cognitive alterations.

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