Medindia

X

Link Between Sweet Taste and Alcohol

by Sheela Philomena on  February 14, 2011 at 10:54 AM Alcohol & Drug Abuse News   - G J E 4
Alcoholics who have liking for sweetness are more likely to get away with alcohol consumption with the aid of a common drug , revealed in a study.
 Link Between Sweet Taste and Alcohol
Link Between Sweet Taste and Alcohol
Advertisement

Naltrexone, a drug that blocks opioid receptors in the brain, is used primarily to treat alcohol dependence, but is effective only in around 78 percent of people, reports New Scientist.

Advertisement
David Sinclair and colleagues at the National Institute for Health and Welfare in Helsinki, Finland, asked 78 study subjects with alcohol dependence who had taken the drug recently to rate their preference for sugar solutions.

They found that those who had the least liking for sweetness were more likely to revert to drinking.

Sweet tastes and alcohol both trigger opioid chemicals that stir up pleasure.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All