Why desire for booze, chocolate increases after being dumped?

London: Romantic brain signals are the reason why people have cravings for booze and chocolate after being dumped, say experts.

Adults who had been rejected were shown pictures of past lovers and scientists found parts of the brain linked to addiction suddenly became active, reports dailystar.co.uk.

"The pain of romantic rejection may be built into our systems," said Lucy Brown of Yeshiva University.