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Are Oreos addictive? Research says yes

Students and a professor of neuroscience have found ?America?s favorite cookie? is just as addictive as cocaine ? at least for lab rats. In a study designed to shed light on the potential addictiveness of high-fat/ high-sugar foods, they found rats formed an equally strong association between the pleasurable effects of eating Oreos and a specific environment as they did between cocaine or morphine and a specific environment. They also found that eating cookies activated more neurons in the brain?s ?pleasure center? than exposure to drugs of abuse.
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