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Beer Chemical Triggers Addiction

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A new study finds even the taste of beer triggers the release of a chemical in the brain that is linked to addiction.
Doctors at Indiana University gave 49 men a sports drink and a small amount of beer – not enough to cause intoxication.
Results showed the alcohol caused a greater chemical release especially in people with a family history of alcoholism.
Researchers say participants also craved more beer after the taste.

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