Sugar Activates the Same Neuropathways as Nicotine, Study Finds
By Study Finds
Scientists researching alcohol and nicotine addictions found that eating or drinking too much sugar activated the same pathways as nicotine. This Australian study also found that over 70% of toddler foods tested exceeded the World Health Organizations guidelines for total sugar.
In 2018, the UK introduced a tax with a goal of reducing sugar consumption as part of a larger goal to reduce childhood obesity. At that time, the Australian Beverage Council launched an initiative to reduce sugar in drinks by 25% over the next five to seven years.