Updated 03 March 2014

Love chemistry

In the 21st Century love isn't simply girly mushy romantic fluff any more. Researchers are gradually uncovering the hard science and chemistry behind love. It's a drug!

After generations of poets muttering unsubstantiated claims about magic love potions and pop singers telling us that we’re “addicted to love”, scientists have finally found conclusive evidence that love is, in fact, a drug! They have identified a cocktail of potent natural stimulants produced by our own bodies which make us fall in love and keep us together.

Falling in lust

(Andrew Luyt, Health24, April 2010)


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