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Making the Healthy Choice

September 26, 2012

image of a lady holding a muffin and an apple When making healthy choices, we often have to engage in an internal struggle. Now, scientists at the California Institute of Technology have identified the neural processes at work during such self-regulation--and what determines whether you choose chocolate cake or something healthier. Full Story

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