You may want to think twice before asking for seconds.
A new Yale University study finds some women turn to food to feel better the same way addicts turn to drugs to get their fix. Researchers used functional MRI brain scans to determine the effect comfort food like ice cream has on their brain.
They found the subjects' brain chemistry responded in a similar way to people with drug and alcohol addictions.
The study appears in the latest edition of the Archives of General Psychiatry.
Forty-eight women participated in the study which was aimed at helping them control their weight and develop better eating habits.
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