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The Chemical Craving for Alcohol and Fatty Foods

Ever wondered why consuming copious amounts of alcohol and fatty foods appear to go hand-in-hand (and seem to be marketed that way too)? According to a Princeton University study, galanin, a brain chemical that generates the hunger for food and fat, also triggers the thirst for alcohol and may play a role in chronic drinking. Rats injected with galanin, a natural signaling agent in the brain, drank increasing quantities of alcohol even while consuming normal amounts of food and water....

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