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Understanding how the brain learns, functions and stays healthy.
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How sugar affects the brain - Nicole Avena

How sugar affects the brain - Nicole Avena | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
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.
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What Eating Too Much Sugar Does to Your Brain | Psychology Today

What Eating Too Much Sugar Does to Your Brain | Psychology Today | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Overeating, poor memory formation, learning disorders, depression -- all have been linked in recent research to the over-consumption of sugar. And these linkages point to a problem that is only beginning to be better understood: what our chronic intake of added sugar is doing to our brains.

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