A new study conducted by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston showed that eating walnuts can help curb hunger. The study, conducted by Olivia M. Farr, Dario Tuccinardi, Jagriti Upadhyay, Sabrina M. Oussaada, and Christos S. Mantzoros, was published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism on Aug. 17, 2017. "We don't often think about how what we eat impacts the activity in our brain," Olivia M. Farr, Ph.D., instructor in medicine at BIDMC, and a co-researcher of the study said. "We know people report feeling fuller after eating walnuts, but it was pretty surprising to see evidence of activity changing in the brain related to food cues, and by extension what people were eating and how hungry they feel," she added, Medical Daily reported. Participants were under scrutiny for two five-day sessions during the study.