Friday, January 22, 2016

Your nose and your weight?!

Heightened ability to imagine odors linked to higher body weight

Date:
January 18, 2016
Source:
The John B Pierce Laboratory
Summary:
The ability to vividly imagine the smell of popcorn, freshly baked cookies and even non-food odors is greater in obese adults, new research suggests. Vivid mental imagery is a key factor in stimulating and maintaining food cravings, which can be induced by the thought, smell and sight of food, say authors of a new report on the work.