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04 January 2011

Brain can sabotage resolutions

The new year has just begun and already you're finding it hard to keep those resolutions to junk the junk food, get off the couch or kick smoking.

The new year has just begun and already you're finding it hard to keep those resolutions to junk the junk food, get off the couch or kick smoking.

"Why are bad habits stronger? You're fighting against the power of an immediate reward," said Dr Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse and an authority on the brain's pleasure pathway.

 
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