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Is There a Connection Between Alcoholism & Obesity?

by Savitha C Muppala on January 6, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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 Is There a Connection Between Alcoholism & Obesity?

A new study has found that the risk of obesity is high for people with a family history of alcoholism.

This makes sense, as in both cases, it is the same area of the brain that is involved in enabling the so-called 'rewarding' experience which causes people to seek more of it.

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The risk was much higher for women who had alcoholic family members which increased their chances of obesity by 49%.

The connection between alcoholism and obesity is more evident due to the trend of junk food consumption.



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