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Is obesity 'all in your head'? (video)

American Chemical Society

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2015 -- Researchers are racing to determine the causes of obesity and curb a growing epidemic. After decades of research, scientists have discovered that obesity might have just as much to do with the brain as the stomach. The Society for Neuroscience partnered with the American Chemical Society's popular Reactions channel to explain the latest research on obesity and the brain. Check out the video here:


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The Society for Neuroscience (SfN: is an organization of nearly 40,000 basic scientists and clinicians who study the brain and nervous system.

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