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CommonHealth: Where Do Food Cravings Come From?06:39
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A new study in the journal Nature helps explain what happens in our brains when we see images of food and we turn into food zombies — staggering toward the fridge, trying to satisfy our food cravings.

The study found that by manipulating just a few thousand neurons in mice, they could make a mouse that's just eaten the equivalent of Thanksgiving dinner notice food cues and begin eating again.

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Carey Goldberg, host of WBUR's CommonHealth blog, which tweets @commonhealth.

This segment aired on June 19, 2017.

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