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Diet, drugs, and the brain: Are ultra-processed foods a gateway to addiction?
Reviews the relationship between especially tasty food, our brain’s reward system, and drug use.
Studies with animal models have proven that an intermittent high-fat diet during adolescence increases the consumption of cocaine and ethanol. Moreover, recent research has shown the fundamental role of the diet in the development and treatment of addictions.
Blanco-Gandia MC, Gonzalez-Portilla M, Rodriguez-Arias M.
Mètode Science Studies Journal.