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Can you force yourself to crave lettuce and running? Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, examines the science of compulsion.

Why Diets Fail

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It could be related to the drug-like state of withdrawal that comes when you severely decrease the amount of sugar in your system, says Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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Scientist Nora Volkow’s research shows links between food and addiction. Food, just like drugs, is linked to dopamine.

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Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, pinpoints genetic and environmental reasons that render some people vulnerable to drugs.