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How sugar affects the brain – Nicole Avena

When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine — an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation.

How sugar affects the brain - Nicole Avena

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  1. Guest July 1, 2014

    kkk

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  2. Lisa July 1, 2014

    🙂 very interesting article

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  3. hangoutKE July 1, 2014

    Thanks lisa

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  4. Agnes July 1, 2014

    Lisa, true very interesting and educative. Moderate your sugar intake now that you know.

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  5. Kenyanna July 7, 2014

    sweets and treats…like dope should be enjoyed in moderation indeed!

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