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Addicted to Food?

What drives people, against their better judgment, to eat more food than they need? Scientists look to the brain for answers

It's been a long day, and you are still at the office. With your blood sugar plummeting, your brain starts to obsess: Where can I get some food? You gather your money and dash across the street to the fast-food place. But as you bite into the greasy burger, your conscience suddenly kicks in: What am I doing?

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