When you consume any substance of abuse, including sugar, the nucleus accumbens, the brain's pleasure center which is essential for survival, receives a dopamine signal, from which you experience pleasure. And so you consume more. The problem is that with prolonged exposure, the signal attenuates, gets weaker. So you have to consume more to get the same effect -- tolerance. And if you pull back on the substance, you go into withdrawal. Tolerance and withdrawal constitute addiction. And make no mistake, sugar is addictive.” ~Atlantic Monthly
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