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No need to explain what’s going on in this clip from MSNBC’s news site:
Image: Chocolate

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Do you crave chocolate? It’s basically an antidepressant in dessert form, says Alan R. Hirsch, M.D., head of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago and the author of “What Flavor Is Your Personality?”

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By Bridget Doherty

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updated 8:07 a.m. PT, Sun., Nov . 22, 2009

Who hasn’t been there: in the throes of a food craving so intense that having Jillian Michaels appear in the flesh wouldn’t hold you back from that bag of chips … or greasy slice of pizza … or chocolate confection. But why exactly are these common food joneses so powerful?

“Cravings definitely have a physical component, but they also give some insight into the type of person you are,” says Alan R. Hirsch, M.D., head of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago and the author of “What Flavor Is Your Personality?” Hirsch should know: He’s studied the cravings, food choices, and personalities of more than 18,000 people for over 25 years. Here’s something to take away from your midday vending-machine runs or late-night fridge raids besides extra calories.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/11/23 at 05:52

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