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sugar studies

Addictiveness, From Many Angles

People feel very strongly about the addictiveness (or not) of sugar. What makes them so sure? Personal experience, for one thing.

Sugar, Addictiveness, and Dopamine

For people of all ages, ingesting sugar causes the brain to make dopamine and deliver it to other parts of the brain — which is exactly what illicit substances do.

Is It or Isn’t It?

In the world of blameworthy substances, sugar is both the 800-pound gorilla and the elephant in the room. Research shows alarming results.