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Oct 29th

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Hello, my name is Allie, and I'm a bagel addict.

A great article from the Bitten blog on NYTimes today. Seems that food scientists have discovered what we food addicts already know: junk food can be as addictive as hard drugs. In fact, they're saying that, "the brain responds to junk food the same way it does to heroin". NOT GOOD!


Here's something that makes me feel good though. An excerpt from the report, from,

"This is the most complete evidence to date that suggests obesity and drug addiction have common neurobiological underpinnings"

SEE!! It's not our fault! We're addicted! We need help! You have to pull the bagels from our cold dead hands!

Whats worse? The rats they experimented on tolerated ELECTRIC SHOCKS to get their junk food. Crazy! That's where I think I'd draw the line. Unless it was pizza. Really, really good pizza.



Tags: Mark Bittman, Bitten blog, Bitten, New York Times, NY Times,, Grist, Obesity, food science, food scientists, bagels, pizza
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