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News & Views: Is Sugar Addictive?
Posted on February 11, 2014 by Stephanie Tammen | Categories: MD Lesson3-4, MD Unit3, Metabolic Disease, News | | Add comment |

The dopamine reward center in your brain is responsible for giving you feelings of pleasure when you do something you like, including eating your favorite foods. A study by Dr. David Ludwig at Boston Children’s Hospital found that foods with a high glycemic index (like processed foods high in sugar) stimulates the reward center, which may lead to food cravings and addiction. Read more at Boston Children’s Hospital’s blog.

 

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