Oreos just as addictive as cocaine, study finds

Oreos just as addictive as cocaine, study finds

Oreos just as addictive as cocaine, study finds

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Posted on October 17, 2013 at 8:40 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 17 at 8:40 AM

It turns out that eating Oreos is just as addictive as cocaine, at least for lab rats.

ABC News reports, a recent study by Connecticut College measured lab rats' brain stimulation when eating cookies and being injected with drugs.

Researchers found that rats formed an eagle dependency on Oreos. The study found rats reacted similarly when they were injected with cocaine.

They also found that eating the chocolaty treats activated more neurons in the brain's pleasure center than the drugs. And they say just like many humans the rats tend to eat the creamy filling first.
 

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