This my first attempt at a blog please forgive me if I sort of ramble on. I normally live on the lighter side of life posting short sayings on chocolate. While looking for sayings on my favourite subject, chocolate, I came across an article which I have reproduce below about a research project carried out in 2006.
The of satiety on the brain during chocolate tasting in men and women.
The brain plays a crucial role in the decision to eat, integrating multiple hormonal and neural signals. A key factor controlling food intake is selective satiety, i.e. the phenomenon to eat more food decreases more than the motivation to eat foods not eaten.
To investigate the effect of satisfaction with chocolate on the brain activation associated with chocolate taste in men and women.
The results indicate that men and women differ in their response to satiation and suggest that the regulator of food intake by the brain may vary between the sexes. *Therefore there is evidence that men and women's brains differ in response to food and in this case chocolate.
* I have altered this part to make it read so us mere mortals can understand the final conclusions my apologies to the author.
I am sure there are many worthwhile research projects being carried out which will benefit us all but the one described above is in my opinion is an obscene waste of money. It will I believe be of great interest to manufacturers of chocolate products and was probably funded in part by them. With the purpose of designing marketing campaigns to increase profit margins. I am also sure there are many more projects similar to this being carried out.
We are currently in the midst of the worst outbreak of EBOLA of our generation and I have to question why so much money is wasted on such trivial research when it could have been used to fund research into finding cures or vaccines to counter such vile deseases such as EBOLA which has been with us for many many years.
Then again should I be surprised as vaccines for deadly diseases do not show up on company balance sheets.
Call me naive but our world will pay a heavy price if we continue with a policy of funding research for financial gain rather than developing vaccines/cures to deadly viruses which WILL cause a worldwide catastrophe.