Primitive ‘feasting’ mechanism making us fat?

This Online Opinion article was actually about the next killer virus, but I found this next comment fascinating:

“A combination of salt, sugar and fat tends to override appetite mechanisms, plugging into primitive man’s desire to feast on these substances when they were available, and known to science as hedonic feeding,” he said.

“The fast food people have picked up on this, so they load their products with these items, which appeals to a primeval need to eat to excess.”

via The handshake that ends the human race – On Line Opinion – 29/12/2009.

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