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Fatty and Sugary Foods May Be as Addictive as Cocaine and Cigarettes
Fatty and Sugary Foods May Be as Addictive as Cocaine and Cigarettes
There is a growing body of evidence suggesting fatty and sugary foods rewire the brain in the same way drugs like cocaine and nicotine do, leading to addiction. In recent studies, lab animals who have been fed a diet of sugary and fatty snacks show the classic signs of addiction, and brain scans of obese humans show the same disturbances in their reward circuits as the brains that are found in dru