Anti-smoking drug may also help combat sugar cravings

“Anti-smoking drugs could stub out your sugar cravings,” the Daily Mail reports.
A study in rats suggests that varenicline (Champix), used to relieve nicotine cravings, could also help reduce the desire to consume sugary foods and drinks.

Varenicline targets what are known as the…
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“Anti-smoking drugs could stub out your sugar cravings,” the Daily Mail reports.

A study in rats suggests that varenicline (Champix), used to relieve nicotine cravings, could also help reduce the desire to consume sugary foods and drinks.

Varenicline targets what are known as the “reward pathways” of the brain. These are areas that respond to certain stimuli, which can range from illegal drugs, sex or gambling to sugary foods.

They react by releasing more of the “feel-good” neurotransmitter dopamine, which can stimulate feelings of pleasure.

The smoking cessation drug varenicline blocks receptors in the pathway, preventing nicotine from stimulating the same reward and response cycle. The researchers wanted to see if it would work the same way with sugar.

Rats were given sugar solution for 4 or 12 weeks, and when they were

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