Could Targeting Myelin Treat Binge Eating?

New research shows that it’s possible that a subset of genes may influence some addictions and eating disorders, Futurity reports. For example, binge-eating mice were found to have a gene associated with the disorder. Scientists said their findings gave them hope of possibly treating binge-eating by restoring myelin proteins in the brain. That addictive behavior is linked to brain activity and binge-eating is not a new concept, as previous research suggests that consumption of sugar...

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