Why Do We Love Sugar?

 

By: BrainCraft

Originally published on Nov 12, 2015

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REFERENCES

Steiner, J.E. Facial Expressions of the Neonate Infant Indication the Hedonics of Food Related Chemical Stimuli in Weiffenbach, J. M. (Ed.). (1977). Taste and development: The genesis of sweet preference. US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health. http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id…

Avena, N. M., Gold, J. A., Kroll, C., & Gold, M. S. (2012). Further developments in the neurobiology of food and addiction: update on the state of the science.Nutrition, 28(4), 341-343. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3…

Lustig, R. H., Schmidt, L. A., & Brindis, C. D. (2012). Public health: The toxic truth about sugar. Nature, 482(7383), 27-29. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/…

A history of sugar – the food nobody needs, but everyone craves https://theconversation.com/a-history…

Bello, N. T., Lucas, L. R., & Hajnal, A. (2002). Repeated sucrose access influences dopamine D2 receptor density in the striatum. Neuroreport, 13(12), 1575. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artic…

Preedy, V. R., Watson, R. R., & Martin, C. R. (2011). Handbook of behavior, food and nutrition. Springer Science & Business Media. https://books.google.com/books?id=KuA…

Also this is SO INTERESTING: Bes-Rastrollo, M., Schulze, M. B., Ruiz-Canela, M., & Martinez-Gonzalez, M. A. (2013). Financial conflicts of interest and reporting bias regarding the association between sugar-sweetened beverages and weight gain: a systematic review of systematic reviews. http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine…

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