Sugar, Alcohol, And Loneliness in Your Brain

Brain scientists uncover new truths about the organ we hold in our skulls

Victor Mong
5 min readOct 8, 2021
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The brain is the most important organ in our body. It is responsible for everything that makes us human — thinking, feeling, memories, and it controls and coordinates our survival as an organism. Because of its vast complexity, it is no surprise that scientists are continuously trying to learn new things about the brain.

Here are recent findings you should know about concerning the brain.

1. Sugar is The New Cocaine And it Alters Brain Chemistry After Only 12 Days

The brain uses more energy than any other organ in the human body and glucose is its primary source of fuel. But what happens when you exposed the brain to an excessive amount of sugar in your diet?

For a long time, scientists have debated whether sugar is addictive but a recent study has now confirmed that excess sugar in foods produces drug-like effects in the reward center of the brain. And this can manifest as quickly as 12 days.

The research was carried out using a particular species of pigs known as Göttingen minipigs. For 1 hour each day for 12 straight days, the pigs had access to the sugar solution…



Victor Mong

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