Research from UCLA reveals that a high-fructose diet or constantly eating sugar filled foods slows down the brain. This can essentially hinder cognitive skills that leads to depression and obesity. With these facts in mind, we can better understand how obesity and depression could possibly arise from binge-watching Netflix. We can see this in the article titled “Childhood obesity: the problem of America’s growing children,” where Lindsey Trexler describes the growing rate of obesity over the generations which is too large to ignore.