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I need to know if there is a scientific reason for food cravings?

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
There are multiple: Scientific studies of appetite and food cravings which are connected to how our brain regulates the basic need to eat in order to survive.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

Can there be a scientific reason for food cravings?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Food cravings: R all in our heads i.e., our brains. The hippocampus, insula, and caudate - appear 2 b activated when we crave food. New research from the monell chemical senses center suggest memory areas which r responsible 4 associating a specific food with a reward r actually more important 2 food cravings than the brain's reward center. More; http://www.Webmd.Com/diet/features/the-facts-about-food-craving.

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