Fatty Foods Addicting Like Cocaine

Another reason to drop the Doritos:

CNN is reporting on a new study that suggests high-fat, high-calorie foods actually affect the brain the same way that drugs like cocaine and heroin do.

“Doing drugs such as cocaine and eating too much junk food both gradually overload the so-called pleasure centers in the brain,” Paul J. Kenny, Ph.D., an associate professor of molecular therapeutics at the Scripps Research Institute, in Jupiter, Florida told CNN. Eventually the pleasure centers “crash,” and achieving the same pleasure–or even just feeling normal–requires increasing amounts of the drug or food he said.

 

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