Healthline - Having a Sweet Tooth May Raise Your Risk of Alcoholism - David Heitz

 – July 11, 2013  –– 

In a study to be published in December 2013 in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, it is reported that functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans show recent drinking stimulates the same area of the brain (above the eyes) as consuming intensely sweet drinks. “Good intentions can end up in poor science,” said Giulio Maria Pasinetti, MD, a Professor of Neurology, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, and Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “If you are going to, say, wake in the morning and drink a Diet Coke or a real Coca-Cola, you shouldn't be concerned that one day you will become an alcoholic.” 
-Dr. Giulio M. Pasinetti, Professor, Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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