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Junk food addictive, stifles willingness to try new foods

Research on rats says junk food's not only unhealthy and addictive, but it appears to stifle any willingness to try new foods.

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Junk food is not only unhealthy and addictive, but it appears to stifle any willingness to try new foods, according to a study led by the University of New South Wales Australia.
The study, which used rats as subjects, is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology. It "explains how excessive consumption of junk food can change behavior, weaken self-control and lead to overeating and obesity," according to the study.
"A diet of junk food not only makes rats fat, but also reduces their appetite for novel foods, a preference that normally drives them to seek a balanced diet," the ...

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