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Sweet! Science Identifies the “Sugar Craving” Circuit in Our Brains

Now that we’ve identified it, can we use it to help us eat better?

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A new study done by researchers out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s has, for the first time, identified the existence of a specific neural pathway in the brain which regulates compulsive sugar cravings independent of the body's other appetite-related processes. That's good news for anyone who finds themselves the owner of a seriously unhealthy sweet tooth—an independent neural circuit responsible for extreme sugar cravings has the potential to be treated without interfering with the body's natural appetite for other (hopefully healthier) foods.

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The Most Annoying Dinner Party Ever: 7 Super-Specialized Diets

So a rifletarian, an al pastoravore and a sobertarian walk into a kitchen...

Things are easier said than done, or so the old adage goes, and we couldn't agree more. That's why we do The GOOD 30-Day Challenge (#30DaysofGOOD), a monthly attempt to live better. Our challenge for June? Go vegetarian.

From well-known categories like vegetarian, omnivore, and vegan to more recent dietary descriptions like "flexitarian" and Mark Zuckerberg's eat-only-what-you-kill approach, the modern-day eater has dozens of dietary categories to choose from.

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