Is Sugar More Addictive Than Cocaine?

Is Sugar More Addictive Than Cocaine?

Posted By Dr. Mercola | August 06 2007

According to a new research study, refined sugar is far more addictive than cocaine — one of the most addictive and harmful substances currently known.

An astonishing 94 percent of rats who were allowed to choose mutually-exclusively between sugar water and cocaine, chose sugar. Even rats who were addicted to cocaine quickly switched their preference to sugar, once it was offered as a choice. The rats were also more willing to work for sugar than for cocaine….

via Is Sugar More Addictive Than Cocaine?.

Source: http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0000698

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