Obesity is in the mind.

New research suggests again that diet is important to physical condition.  US researchers said poor diets may trigger a signalling system which prompts the body to consume even more.  The research focussed on certain a protein that appears to influence inflammation.

The  BBC news report here  reinforces the understanding that mental condition strongly influences the way we eat.  If we are depressed we go for the chocolate and ice-cream.  If we’re happy we run around having fun. Importantly the research reinforces the complexity of the human metabolism and the simple advice that healthy eating, some exercise and low stress promote fitness in body, mind and spirit.