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French fries, fatty foods produce marijuana-like chemicals that trigger binge eating, study finds

Call it a french fry high.

Eating starchy snacks like french fries and potato chips actually trigger the production of natural, marijuana-like chemicals in the body that make it difficult to stop eating the fatty foods, new research shows.

In a study published in the online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at University California Irvine found that eating starchy junk food causes the body to release endocannabinoids, which encourage it to keep eating, the Health Day reported. . .

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