According to the news in Pembenar, researchers from the University of Michigan in the USA examined the effects of high sugar consumption in a study they conducted on fruit flies. Drawing on the similarity of neural networks in the sugar tasting processes of fruit flies and humans, the researchers fed the fruit flies with foods high in sugar. It was observed that the dopamine-producing neural activity of fruit flies consuming high amounts of sugar was delayed and decreased.
“We noticed that the dopamine-dependent nerve cells of fruit flies were less active on the high sugar diet,” said Monica Dus, who led the study. Because high sugar consumption reduces the intensity of the sweetness signal coming from the mouth, ”he said.
Explaining that he used this return information from the animals’ dopamine to predict how much food they will be satisfied with, Dus said, “In the high sugar diet of fruit flies, this process was interrupted.” said.
Dus said the flies consume more food than they need because their nerve cells record less than normal activity.
Stating that nerve cells that produce dopamine play a role in stimulating the brain in the process of processing the sweetness of foods, Dus said, “If that process is not there, you should wait for other clues to report that you are full. “By then you are eating a lot of cookies,” he said.