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Can You be Addicted to Sugar?

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Avena, N. M., Rada, P., & Hoebel, B. G. (2008). Evidence for sugar addiction: behavioral and neurochemical effects of intermittent, excessive sugar intake.Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 32(1), 20-39. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/32738245/23Avena08.pdf

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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/32738245/52Avena12.pdf

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/v482/n7383/full/482027a.html

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A good read: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/brainwaves/is-sugar-really-toxic-sifting-through-the-evidence/

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