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The New Science of Sugar Addiction

by Nicole Avena
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Dr. Nicole Avena explains the concept of sugar addiction. Studies have shown that excess intake of carbohydrates can produce behaviors and changes in the brain that resemble drug addiction. After describing the science, Dr. Avena offers advice on how to deal with the addictive nature of carbohydrates in our modern food environment.

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