Junk Food and Withdrawal Symptoms

With the new year around the corner, many will set resolutions to drop some weight and take it easy on the junk food, but a new study says it might be harder than you think!

The report says the feelings you have when quitting junk food are similar to the ones experienced in drug withdrawal.{}Researchers out of the University of Montreal say a high-fat diet can actually cause "chemical changes" in the brain. Those changes could lead to stress and withdrawal symptoms if you switch to a healthier diet.{}

The study was performed on mice for a period of six weeks.{}In a news release, the study's author says the chemicals monitored in the mice are similar to those found in the human brain.{}

The study is published in the International Journal of Obesity.{}