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Sugar trumps fat when it comes to craving sweets

Created: 12/13/2013 12:44 PM WHEC.com

Sugar trumps fat when it comes to craving something sweet.
 
Experts at the Oregon Research Institute had roughly 100 hundred high school students drink milkshakes while sitting in an MRI machine.
 
While all of the shakes activated reward centers in the brain, it was those that were high in sugar and low in fat that were the most effective and also triggered areas of the brain involved in compulsive eating.
 
Researchers say this shows them sugar does a better job of driving areas of the brain involved in food cravings.
 
They can use this information when treating people with addictions to food or people who are obese.



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