Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sugar may be as addictive as cocaine, heroin

Princeton researchers found sugar can "prompt the same chemical changes in the brain seen in people who abuse drugs such as cocaine and heroin," reports MCN Health.

In tests on lab rats, scientists found sugar binges prompted "a surge of the neurotransmitter dopamine." And when denied sugar for a few weeks, "rats showed signs of withdrawal."

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