Thursday, December 11, 2008

Addicted to Sugar?

The sweetness may have a real darker side. A recent study shows sugar may actually be addictive. This has long been joked about but now there is scientific data to back it up. Lead researcher Bart Hoebel, a professor of psychology at Princeton University, said "evidence from an animal model suggests that bingeing on sugar can act in the brain in ways very similar to drugs of abuse.” A "sugar addiction" may even act as a "gateway" to later abuse of drugs such as alcohol, Hoebel said
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