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Beer compounds trigger brain’s reward system

By Amanda Hutchinson, Contributing Writer April 17, 2013
Friday has become synonymous with happy hour, when workers retire to their favorite watering hole and enjoy a cold one with friends. The booze serves as a reward for working through the 40-hour workweek, but recent studies suggest that the taste beer itself, and not the alcohol, can trigger the brain’s reward system as well.…
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