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New Truth: Carbs Are Crucial

It's late afternoon, and all you can think about are the treats in the vending machine. "That's thanks to a drop in the feel-good brain chemical serotonin, which can lead to that 4 o'clock mood slump some of us experience every afternoon," says Judith Wurtman, PhD, co-author of "The Serotonin Power Diet" and former director of MIT's Clinical Research Center in Women's Health.

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