Excessive Consumption of Sugar: an Insatiable Drive for Reward

This review presents recent evidence on mechanisms underlying palatability-driven excessive consumption of sugar

Pawel K. Olszewski; Erin L. Wood; Anica Klockars; Allen S. Levine


Scholarcy highlights

  • Eating behavior provides energy to ensure proper functioning of the organism
  • Appetite for sugar is propelled by changes in the morphology and activity of the reward system reminiscent of addiction
  • Unlimited sucrose consumption during adolescence generates a depressive-like phenotype in adulthood
  • Neuropsychopharmacology. 2018;43: 2627–35 The results suggest that when sucrose withdrawal occurs at a young age, improper hedonic processing and mood disturbances are the consequences of this withdrawal that can be experienced throughout the rest of one's life

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