Oreo Cookies Addictive to Rats?

Oreo cookies as addictive as cocaine – to lab rats

 

A group of students and a professor of neuroscience have discovered that Oreo cookies may be as addictive as cocaine or morphine – to lab rats at least. The study shows that for rats, the association between the pleasurable effects of eating Oreos and a specific environment were as strong as for cocaine or morphine and a specific environment. For their study, the students gave Oreos to hungry rats on one side of a maze, and on the other side of the maze they gave them a “control” food, in this case, rice cakes (Prof. Schroeder comments that like humans, rats do not seem to relish rice cakes very much).

 

Learn more here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/267543.php

 

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John Montague DC is the owner of WebVitamins. He is active in the industry and is currently president of the NPA East.

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