Odds Are You’re Not A Drug Addict
Congratulations, odds are you’re not a cocaine addict (unless you’re a chef, in that case we blame peer pressure). A new study by Yale’s School of Medicine found that people uninterested in food may be more likely to take cocaine.
According to the study the same neurons associated with overeating are also associated with non-food activities such as drug taking– but researchers also found that a desire to eat was linked to a decreased interest in so-called “novelty” behavior such as drugs.
Dr Marcelo Dietrich, from Yale School of Medicine, put it this way to “The Daily Mail:”
“We found that increased appetite for food can actually be associated with decreased interest in novelty as well as in cocaine, and on the other hand, less interest in food can predict increased interest in cocaine.”
“It indicates that a set of people who have no interest in food, might be more prone to drug addiction,” continued Dr. Dietrich.