TechnoparkToday.com - Your kids are addictive to Oreo Cookies? and now think twice before buying it anymore. In a recent, researchers at Connecticut College have found that rats’ behavior toward Oreo cookies is not unlike their behavior toward cocaine and morphine.
“Our research supports the theory that high-fat/high-sugar foods stimulate the brain in the same way that drugs do,” Schroeder said. “It may explain why some people can’t resist these foods despite the fact that they know they are bad for them.
Schroeder and his team found that lab rats formed an “equally strong association” between the pleasure of eating an Oreo cookie and being in the same environment as cocaine or morphine. Research showed eating Oreos activated more neurons in the brain’s “pleasure center” than being exposed to drugs.
So, next time you buy oreo to your loved ones, you are buying them an addiction similar to drugs like cocaine or morphine. Sure Oreos are still delicious but do you think they’re addictive?
Sourced from: www.theguardian.com/www.medicalnewstoday.com
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