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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Food on the Brain

More good stuff from Scientific American. To sum up, they altered some mice so that they couldn't taste sweetness, then gave them the chance to consume water, water with sucrose, or water with Splenda. Even without being able to taste it, the higher calorie item was preferred over time. Lots of questions here and more research to do, but yeah, that cookie really probably is what your brain wants instead of the rice cake, on a number of levels.

Meanwhile, the article has a lovely picture of a chocolate sundae and all I've been able to think all afternoon is "mmmm, yummy, chocolaty, tasty calories... WANT!"

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