Sugar Changes Brain Chemistry after 12 Days of Intake

A new study from Aarhus University in Denmark examined the effect of sugar intake and found that it altered the reward-processing circuitry of the brain similarly to addictive drugs.Sugar Changes Brain Chemistry after 12 Days of Intake

A team of scientists checked the effects of sugar on the brain using a pig model. In the study, minipigs had access to a sucrose solution for 1 hour on 12 consecutive days. After sugar intake, brain scans were made within 24 hours.

After only 12 days of sucrose intake, the scientists could see major changes in the brain’s dopamine and opioid systems.

The lead researchers Michael Winterdahl says: “If sugar can change the brain's reward system after only 12 days, as we saw in the case of the pigs, you can imagine that natural stimuli, such as learning or social interaction, are pushed into the background and replaced by sugar and/or other 'artificial' stimuli.”

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