Cocaine and sucrose neuron ensembles in the nucleus accumbens are mostly non-overlapping.
With the help of snails, researchers investigate the neural processes at work when we develop food aversions after eating a bad meal.
Researchers warn pregnant women and their children to avoid drinking too many sodas, as excessive amounts of sugar in these drinks can negatively impact memory and learning. However, consuming fruits appears to be beneficial for cognitive development, the study reports.
A new study links consumption of sugary, caffeinated drinks to shorter sleep duration in adults.
A mint product that contained gymnemic acids from the Gymnema sylvestre plant significantly reduced the intake of high-sugar sweet foods compared to a placebo. For those with a sweet tooth, the mint significantly decreased the pleasantness and desire for eating more sugar-rich foods. The product may be useful in helping people reduce sugar consumption.
After 12 days of sugar intake, researchers noted major changes in both the dopamine and opioid systems of pigs' brains. Alterations in the opioid system were seen following the very first intake of sugar.
A new Scientific Reports study sheds light on the link between high sugar intake and an increased risk of developing common mental disorders in men. Researchers also found mood disorders did not increase desire to consume higher sugar content foods or drinks.
Consuming drinks which are high in sugar or high-fructose corn syrup leads to memory problems and neuroinflammation in adolescent rats, a new study reports.