Thursday, May 23, 2013

High Fructose Corn Syrup Addictive Like Cocaine, Says Researcher

High Fructose Corn Syrup Addictive Like Cocaine, Says Researcher:
Is the obesity epidemic due to the addictive qualities in food or that a lot more food is cheap and plentiful than ever before in history?


A paper presented at the 2013 Canadian Neuroscience Meeting, the annual meeting of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience - Association Canadienne des Neurosciences (CAN-ACN), says the problem is addiction rather than food wealth - the authors claim that high-fructose corn syrup can cause behavioral reactions in rats similar to those produced by drugs of abuse such as cocaine.  It's the "Food Addiction" hypothesis that has recently become popular, which posits that we could be addicted to food just like drugs.





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