Would You Drink A Coke After Watching This Video?

Would You Drink A Coke After Watching This Video?

By Nancy Wride Like 18 million others, we watched the YouTube video of a guy in a lab coat calling himself a “Crazy Russian” boil Coca-Cola. The stated aim of the man, whose real name is Tara’s Kalakos, was to examine how much sugar the soda contained — but more precisely, how much sugar per […]

How To Curb Your Sweet Tooth

How To Curb Your Sweet Tooth

Do you ever feel powerless over your consumption of sugar? If so, you’re not alone. Cravings for sugary foods are signs of a growing addiction, and if you find yourself reaching for sweet treats to ease your mood, alleviate boredom or when you aren’t even hungry, taking control of your sugar intake is essential. In […]

Can Oxytocin Levels Help Determine Addiction Risks?

Can Oxytocin Levels Help Determine Addiction Risks?

Oxytocin is a hormone produced naturally in the brain and distributed to various parts of the body. Scientists believe that this hormone plays an important role in promoting deep connections between people and moderating the effects of serious stress. In a study published in April 2014 in the journal Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, a multinational […]

Are Internet Addiction Tests Underreporting The Problem?

Are Internet Addiction Tests Underreporting The Problem?

Internet addiction is the term commonly used to describe compulsive, dysfunctional involvement in one or more forms of Internet use. The condition has no official definition in the U.S.; however, the American Psychiatric Association is reviewing the possibility of establishing such a definition. Two screening tests—called the Compulsive Internet Use Scale and the Internet Addiction […]

Your Brain On Sugar

Your Brain On Sugar

If you have ever made the off-hand comment that you are a chocolate addict or that you are addicted to sweets, you aren’t far off from the truth. As obesity rates soar in the U.S., researchers are hard at work trying to determine why some people find it so hard to stop overeating, and why […]