Recently, a report was published in the Daily Mail in which there was a claim that a study had shown that the smoking cessation drug called Champix (varenicline) may also help people to be able to beat sugar cravings. The claim was that it would reduce the user’s desire for sugary beverages and foods.
The justification behind the claim was that this medication impacts the “reward pathway” portions of the brain, which respond to various forms of stimulation such as sugar, gambling, sex and street drugs, among other things. When they are stimulated, they produce dopamine, which is known as a “feel-good” neurotransmitter that produces the feeling of pleasure. Continue reading “Anti-Smoking Drug Chantix Could Help You Beat Sugar Cravings”