How a high-fat diet in childhood may wire the brain for addiction
Researchers are understanding more and more about addiction in its many forms, and each passing study reveals a little more about the neurobiology and psychology of how addiction functions. A fascinating new study looks into what may happen in childhood to predispose a person’s brain to addiction later in life — it finds that a high-fat diet in adolescence may wire the brain’s reward system to be more sensitive to “real” drugs later on.
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