Wine before dinner makes you eat more: 'Aperitif effect' puts your brain into starvation mode 

Mail Online | 1/10/2017 | Victoria Allen Science Correspondent For The Daily Mail
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It's happened to all of us – starting a dinner party with a glass of wine means, inevitably, ending it with a huge dessert and most of the cheeseboard.

But don’t beat yourself up about giving into temptation after a drink or two – as scientists have found that alcohol really does make you hungrier.

Effect - Nothing - Overindulgence - Brain - Alcohol

The ‘aperitif effect’ is nothing to do with overindulgence, but your brain being tricked by the alcohol into entering ‘starvation’ mode.

It should have the opposite effect, with a glass of red wine containing 160 calories.

Study - London - Francis - Crick - Institute

However, according to the British study led by London’s Francis Crick Institute, the alcohol fires up neurons in the brain normally activated by starvation.

This pathway in the brain can be blamed for the increase in appetite which can see us say yes to dessert after a cocktail or two.

Explanation - Loss - Self-control - Someone - Glass

The previous popular explanation was a loss of self-control, with someone who has said yes to a glass of wine likely also to disregard the social rules on over-eating.

The researchers found the ethanol in alcoholic drinks activated so-called AgRP neurons in brain slices taken from mice.

Neurons - Starvation - Hunger

These neurons are ‘normally activated by starvation and evoke intense hunger’.

When fed...
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