Oreos as addictive as cocaine, study says

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KSDK - Do you sometimes feel like you're addicted to Oreos? Well, that might not be as crazy as it seems. 

A new study claims that Oreos can be as addictive to the brain as cocaine. That's because eating the delicious chocolate cookies activates the same neuron's in the brain's "pleasure center" as the illegal drug. 

Another conclusion of the study? Humans and rats both prefer the creamy, inner part of the Oreo, rather than the hard, cookie shell. 

There's more information on the study here: http://on.today.com/17scvWh


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