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Link Between Sweet Taste and Alcohol

by Sheela Philomena on February 14, 2011 at 10:54 AM
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 Link Between Sweet Taste and Alcohol

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.

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.

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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
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