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Junk food as 'addictive as drugs'; Telegraph UK
« on: October 31, 2009, 08:52:32 PM »
Junk food as 'addictive as drugs'
Junk food is almost as addictive as heroin, scientists have found.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/6451119/Junk-food-as-addictive-as-drugs.html
 
Published: 7:37AM GMT 28 Oct 2009

A diet of burgers, chips, sausages and cake will programme your brain into craving even more foods that are high in sugar, salt and fat, according to new research.
Over the years these junk foods can become a substitute for happiness and will lead bingers to become addicted.

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Re: Junk food as 'addictive as drugs'; Telegraph UK
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2009, 05:45:55 AM »
Yuck.  Can't say I'm surprised.

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Re: Junk food as 'addictive as drugs'; Telegraph UK
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2009, 04:46:57 PM »
It's also one reason that I'm only storing healthy "junk food".  Organic tortilla chips and hfc-free graham crackers, etc.  I really like those "Newman Os" instead of oreos too.

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Re: Junk food as 'addictive as drugs'; Telegraph UK
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2009, 04:51:00 PM »
I wonder how much the Brits paid for this study.  Anyone who ever saw the reaction to the Krispy Kreme "Hot" light could have done this study.  Shees.