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This Is Why You’re Fat

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    This Is Why You’re Fat
    You've been manipulated to crave this Awesome Blossom, a new book finds.

    The End of Overeating, a new book by the man who fought big tobacco as FDA commissioner, tells us why we crave Chili's (wait, we crave Chili's?). According to the WashingtonPost, David A. Kessler rummaged through the chain's dumpsters to find out the ingredients in things like, say, the 910-calorie egg rolls (they contain 7 grams of fat and 1,960 milligrams of sodium) and confirmed what we already knew: Instead of satisfying hunger, the salt-fat-sugar combination will stimulate that diner's brain to crave more -- And the food industry manipulates this neurological response, designing foods to induce people to eat more than they should or even want. [WP]

    Previously on NYmag.com's Grub Street...