NEW LONDON, Conn. (WDTN) - Are you addicted to Oreo cookies?
A new study just released says it is possible.
It was conducted at the Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut.
Student and faculty researchers crumbled up the tasty treat and fed it to rats.
The rodents preferred to stick around in the test chamber where they were offered the cookies, much like they did when testing the affects of drugs.
Think about it. Your trip to the grocery store probably includes a lot of time in the cookie aisle looking for an Oreo fix.
The researchers say the rats' brains showed that Oreos stimulated more neurons in their pleasure centers of the brain.
Lauren Cameron worked for the researchers. She told the NBC affiliate there, "It really just speaks to the effects that high fat and high sugar foods and foods in general, can have on your body. The way they react in your brain, that was really surprising for me."
The researchers will present their findings next month at a conference in San Diego, California.
And, the rats? You can bet they're happy on their sugar high.
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