Why Oreos Are As Addictive As Cocaine To Your Brain

A small new study suggests the brain responds to Oreo cookies quite like it responds to actual drugs – at least if you’re a rat. The “pleasure center” of the brain, the nucleus accumbens, apparently gets just as activated in response to Oreos as it does to cocaine and morphine, which could actually have some major public health implications. More.

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HEALTH: Being vegetarian is beneficial, study reports

Vegetarians have a lower percentage of body fat compared to meat-eaters, even when they consume the same number of calories, a new Loma Linda University study shows.

The findings are part of the landmark Adventist Health Study 2, a long-term investigation of disease rates among Seventh-day Adventists in the United States and Canada.

Past research shows that vegetarian Adventists have a lower risk of heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and high cholesterol and blood pressure. And now there’s more.

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