View Full Version : Junk-Food Addiction is REAL

02-23-12, 04:43 PM
Hiyaguha Cohen
February 22, 2012

When Homer Simpson first uttered the word "D'oh!' (which 300 linguists have agreed is The Simpson's most important contribution to the English language), he might as well have had in mind the recent announcement by researchers that junk food actually is addictive. As anyone who ever finished a bag of Doritos three days into a diet knows, "D'oh!!! Of course the stuff is addictive." The researchers made their announcement in response to a new study led by the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida. All joking aside, the study actually did contain some genuine surprises, particularly in revealing just how extraordinarily addictive junk food actually is. In essence, the researchers found that junk foods exert an addictive pull as powerful as that conferred by the most highly addictive narcotic drugs.

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02-23-12, 04:44 PM
Scariest part: "Perhaps the most shocking tidbit of all, though, was the finding that the addicted rats absolutely refused regular food, even after their treats were taken away. They chose to starve rather than return to rat kibble. "They actually voluntarily starved themselves," Kenny said."