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Sweet tooth and alcohol

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A family history of alcoholism combined with a bout of depression might lead to a serious sweet tooth among children.

Researchers gave sweetened drinks to three-hundred kids. Children with the family history who also said they felt depressed said they liked drinks that had the equivalent of 14 teaspoons of sugar in one cup of water.

Researchers say this shows an intense sweet tooth has biological roots, not to mention that sweets make depressed children feel better.

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