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In a study that compares cupcakes and cookies to cocaine, scientists at Scripps Florida say rats fed a diet of junk food grew addicted to high-calorie, high-fat fare.
The fat rats became so hooked on junk food that when researchers took away the bad stuff and replaced it with healthy food, the rodents chose to starve themselves.
Scripps Florida scientists Paul Kenny and Paul Johnson say junk food changed the rats' brain chemistry in the same way that chronic cocaine use alters an addict's brain function. Their study, published Sunday in the journal Nature Neuroscience, bolsters the increasingly popular theory that Americans' bulging waistlines can be blamed in part on the addictive attributes of unhealthy food.
High risk environment: Hunting with Dick Cheney. LOL.
french fries aren't appealing anymore after watching this.
Americans have the highest rate of osteoporosis in pure numbers. Denmark, Norway, Holland, Sweden have the highest rate per capita.
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