Addiction Habits Similar to Individuals with Obesity

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Addiction Habits Similar to Individuals with Obesity A recent Ted talk given by NIDA director Nora Volkow, M.D., about brains of people with obesity indicated some interesting findings. Volkow found that just as with addiction, similar changes happen in the brains of obese individuals when obesity sets in. This seems fairly straightforward: both addiction and obesity involve the way the brain responds to rewarding things, our pleasure centers. The Ted talk discussed how over the years the world has evolved from a...

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