“The Surprising Similarities Between Drug Use and Overeating”

The neural mechanisms may not be exactly the same for drug addicts, but they are close enough, Kenny suggests, to warrant testing anti-addiction drugs as a treatment for obesity. One of the most promising, he says, neutralizes a protein in the brain called the “cannabinoid receptor 1,” which is where “the munchies” come from for pot smokers. Now that’s some food for thought.

via Newsweek and the Daily Beast

Don’t eat your Halloween candy too fast.