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Salt Addiction? Why French Fries Are So Good

No one can resist a good, crisp, fresh, hot, salty french fry.A new study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, may have figured out just why you get a hankering for crispy little potato sticks and other comfort food. The answer may lie…

No one can resist a good, crisp, fresh, hot, salty french fry.

A new study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, may have figured out just why you get a hankering for crispy little potato sticks and other comfort food. The answer may lie in the salt.

The study, conducted with control and hypernatremia (high salt) groups of rats, showed that rats with increased salt levels showed less activity in the stress systems of their brains than those with normal salt levels. Researchers found the when restrained the animals that had higher salt levels were actually less stressed.

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