Not being able to control your impulses could be a big risk factor in food addiction. Researchers with Boston University Medical Center say impulsive study participants produced more of a brain chemical associated with reward. Test subjects also couldn’t seem to grasp the negative consequences of eating too much junk food. It’s still unclear whether the impulsiveness led to or was a result of the food addiction.
BAUMHOLDER, GERMANY - JULY 04: A young girl takes part in a cake eating contest during the Fourth of July festivities at the Baumholder U.S. military base on July 4, 2012 in Baumholder, Germany. Baumholder has traditionally been home to the 170th Infantry Brigade, though the unit, which numbers several thousand soldiers and has participated in numerous combat operations in Afghanistan, will be inactivated by the fall of 2012 and its members and their families redeployed, mostly back to the United States. The move is part of a broader cost-cutting effort by the Pentagon, though it does not mean the end for the Baumholder garrison, as other U.S. military units are currently being gradually transferred to it. (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images