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Junk food cravings trigger same brain activity as drug addiction, suggests study

Posted on May 9, 2011 in Uncategorized

Monday, May 02, 2011 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer   (NaturalNews) The brain’s response to the tempting appeal of a sugary, fatty milkshake or to a bag of salty, greasy snack chips appears to be the same response a drug addict’s brain exhibits when anticipating the next “hit,” suggests a new study published in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry. Ashley Gearhardt of Yale University and her colleagues found that the addictive nature of many junk foods is literally the same as the addictive nature of drugs. The team analyzed the brains of a group of 48 young...

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