Alcoholism and Obesity May be More Related than We Realize

From Your Weight Matters magazine, Winter, 2012: Both conditions are characterized by periods of loss of control, whether that loss of control is a result of a moment of personal weakness, genetics or the environment. But are the same brain circuits involved? In fact, alcohol stimulates the brain in much the same way as sugar, salt and fat, which is why people prone to one condition can often be affected by the other. Find out more about the thought-provoking parallels between these two conditions in an article from Your Weight Matters magazine here.       

Authors: Gwyn Cready, MBA, and Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA