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Oreos as Addictive as Cocaine According to Study

October 16, 2013
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A study from Connecticut College shows that Oreos are just as addictive as cocaine, to rats at least. Researchers tested the affects that sugary food, in this case Oreos, and cocaine had on rats. The study demonstrated that the popular cookie and addicting drug caused similar behavior. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

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