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Drugs of addiction hijack our love of salt

Scientists at Duke University Medical Center and the University of Melbourne have found that addictive drugs appear to hijack the same nerve cells and connections in the brain that serve a powerful, ancient instinct: our appetite for salt. In the new study, appearing in theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the research team demonstrate […]

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Salt: nature’s antidepressant

Most people consume far too much salt and a University of Iowa (UI) researcher thinks we might crave it because it puts us in a better mood. UI psychologist Kim Johnson and colleagues found in their research that when rats are deficient in sodium chloride they shy away from activities they normally enjoy, like drinking […]

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