Paper Boys

Episode 89

Is eating sugar a gut instinct?

A new Nature paper shows why artificial sweeteners just don't cut it.

Sugar cravings are intense. The feeling goes beyond a desire for sweets, like it’s driven by some primitive programming originating ideep in our nervous system–and frankly, artificial sweeteners just don’t cut it. Join us this week as we dive into new research that investigates the origins of animals’ love for sugar.

Check out the Nature article here, a video here and the Science Daily article here.

Also check out this NPR article to learn why you should view mice studies with a critical eye.

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