UV Rays Produce Same Feel-Good Hormones As Heroin

June 19, 2014 5:56 PM

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UV Rays Produce Same Feel-Good Hormones As Heroin

Train your brain for long enough, and you could find yourself addicted to just about anything. Tanning, it turns out, may need hardly any effort at all, as ultraviolet rays (UV) naturally produce the same feel-good hormones in your brain, endorphins, as those that make heroin addicts crave hard drugs.

A new study from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School finds that UV rays compel people to bronze their bodies in the warm glow of the sun with the same gratifying tendencies as food addicts who can’t stay away from dessert and drug addicts always looking for the next fix. The fi...

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