A Chill Pill for Food’s Thrill?: We tend to blame obesity on gluttony—but a new drug highlights why that’s exactly backward

The last line of the article “Variety really is the spice of life” is true, but it is also true that when you make healthier food choices your diet variety decreases, assuming you don’t have many food dislikes to begin with. But that is not what the article is about…

“The scientists were able to show that those who ate the most ice cream showed the least activation in their reward areas when consuming the milkshake. This suggests that they were eating more in desperate compensation, trying to make up for their indifferent dopamine neurons. People crave pleasure, and they don’t stop until they get their fill, even if means consuming the entire pint of Häagen-Dazs.”

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