Drunk Mice Get the Munchies

If you give a mouse a beer, he’s going to ask for a cookie — and another, and another. If you give a person enough beer, she might find herself wolfing down a plate of greasy nachos. But why does binge drinking make us binge eat as well? The reason may lie not in the stomach but in the brain, recent research suggests. A study published today in Nature Communications found alcohol activated brain cells that control hunger, sending drunk mice scampering for snacks even when they were not really hungry.

Continue reading…

Show your support

Clapping shows how much you appreciated Snapzu Science’s story.