Your Brain May Make You Overeat

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By Molly Grady

A brain chemical may be why many people find it hard to stop eating chocolate and other sweets.

Researchers at the University of Michigan gave rats a drug that boosted activity in a part of the brain linked to addiction.

The animals ate twice as much chocolate as they normally would have.

Doctors believe chemicals produced in this part of the brain may lead to overeating.

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