New Study Explains Why Drinking Gives You the Munchies
Science may have finally figured out why drunk people feel the need to eat an entire pizza, or order everything off the Taco Bell menu. It's not just because your inhibitions are lowered.
A new study with mice found that binge drinking might activate the same part of your brain as binge eating. So when you drink a lot, it makes you want to eat a lot too.
They also think binge eating can lead to more binge drinking for the same reason. Which is interesting, because binge drinking and obesity have both been on the rise in the U.S. So it's possible those two trends are linked.