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In the new study, Considine and his colleagues tried to get at the biology underlying the effect. Using MRI brain scans, they found that, on average, alcohol made a particular brain area the hypothalamus more focused on food aromas, versus other types of odors.

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“What’s important about this study,” Binks said, “is that it speaks to the complexity of appetite canada goose outlet online reviews regulation. There are hundreds of influences on eating behavior, and this [alcohol intake] is one of them.”

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The researchers then used functional MRI canada goose outlet website legit scans to chart blood flow in each woman’s brain as she canada goose outlet store montreal was exposed to food aromas and other odors. Afterward, the study participants were offered lunch.

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What’s more, two thirds of the study group ate a bigger lunch after the alcohol canada goose outlet infusion.

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“Our findings would not negate the potential benefits of red wine,” Considine said.

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But the broader message, Binks said, is that “complex neurochemical systems” govern appetite and weight control.

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