Cheese can be as addictive as crack, new study finds
9:53AM - Monday, 26 October 2015
Certain foods were found to be more addictive than others because of how they are processed. — Photograph: Jeff McEwan.
IT TURNS OUT cheese can really be as addictive as crack.
A new study from the US National Library of Medicine examines the addictive qualities of food, and their relationship with addictive eating behaviours.
Researchers identified addictive foods from about 500 students who completed the Yale Food Addiction Scale, designed to measure if someone has a food addiction.
A new study suggests that cheese may be as addictive as certain drugs.
While pizza topped the food list, cheese was also ranked high because of an ingredient called casein, a protein found in all milk products. When it is digested, casein releases opiates called casomorphins.