Sugar addiction can be difficult to break

04/28/2010 | CNN

An addiction to sweets is difficult to break because sugar stimulates reward centers of the brain and affects stress hormones that can provide a temporary sense of relief from anxiety, says Dr. Charles Raison, a psychiatrist at Emory University Medical School. He says a complete diet overhaul to eliminate most processed and packaged foods and focus on natural foods can be easier for some people than trying only to reduce sugar intake.

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