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Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth
as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
- Albert Einstein

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What losing weight does to your body and brain

Here's what losing weight does to your body and brain

Special thanks to John Gunstad, professor with the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University, for speaking with us about his cutting-edge research on how losing weight affects brain function. Following is a transcript of the video. 

Here’s what losing weight does to your body and brain.
During the first week, you may find it easy to lose weight by simply switching to a healthier diet. But as your metabolism adjusts, you won’t burn as many calories as you used to.
So losing additional weight will become harder.
Making matters worse, as the fat melts away, you’ll start to experience an increase in appetite. After a meal, fat cells release a hormone called leptin into the bloodstream.
This surge in leptin levels signals to your brain you’re full and should stop eating. But with less overall fat, people who lose weight show a measurable dip in leptin.
Brain scans of obese patients who had lost 10% of their body weight revealed that less leptin leads to increased activity in regions of the brain that control our desire to eat.
The result isn’t just an increased appetite but an even stronger urge to eat fatty, high-calorie foods, because your brain is trying to restore the body’s leptin levels to normal.
However, fighting that early impulse to gorge on pizza and donuts is worth it in the long run.
Besides the decreased risk of heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes, scientists studying overweight people discovered that losing just one pound of body weight reduces four pounds of pressure on knee joints.
Losing excess weight also reduces strain on the blood vessels, increases blood flow to the brain, and boosts overall brain function.
Several studies have shown that people who underwent weight-loss surgery saw an improvement in memory, concentration, and problem-solving skills in as soon as three months.
Plus, brain scans indicate that people who lost weight and kept it off for nine months reacted differently when shown images of high-calorie foods than before they lost the weight.
The brain regions that process reward, motivation, and taste didn’t react as strongly, whereas the areas that promote overall self-control had a boost in activity.
So fighting those cravings early on might make them easier to control later. Turns out — like anything else — losing weight can get easier with practice.



Adderall used recreationally?

Dr. Samoon Ahmad is a practicing psychopharmacologist and psychiatrist. Ahmad explains what happens to someone's brain and body if they take Adderall recreationally. Following is a transcript of the video.

Dr. Samoon Ahmad: When you give Adderall to somebody who doesn't require it and they do not have ADD, in those patients you will see almost like a cocaine-like effect.

When you take Adderall, the dopamine is released. Eventually, this dopamine starts to run out. And when the dopamine starts to run out there's a constant need to replenish it. And that constant need to replenish leads to the addictive potential.

Seven to eight hours approximately it will last in your system.

Business Insider: Last where you're feeling the effects?

Ahmad: Yes, you're feeling the effects correct.
For somebody who's using it in a regular form they can continue to function quite well without any adverse effects on the brain. However, someone who starts to abuse medication more than necessary, in those particular people you will see long-term effects, which is almost a burnout where you may start to see irritability, depression, dysphoria, despondency, agitation. And those are just the so-called central nervous system effects.
And then there is a whole section of the overall impact on the body. It can have numerous cardiovascular implications. So it can increase your blood pressure. It can increase your pulse. It can — when people start to abuse it or are using high dosages it can cause cardiac arrhythmias in people. It can cause stroke. It can cause heart attacks. It can cause stomach problems, nausea. Those are the most common ones that people experience.

Produced by Eames Yates

EDITOR'S NOTE: This video was originally published on February 20, 2017. 

 Source: What happens to your brain and body if you use Adderall recreationally via @SciInside


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