Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Study: Oreo Cookies As Addictive As Cocaine
http://newyork.cbslocal.com ^

Posted on 10/15/2013 4:59:36 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Study: Oreo Cookies As Addictive As Cocaine

Research Indicates High Fat, High Sugar Foods Trigger Pleasure Center In Brain October 15, 2013 4:59 PM

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Research out of Connecticut College shows that “America’s Favorite Cookie” may be as addictive as cocaine.

Connecticut College psychology professor Joseph Schroeder and four students studied in rats whether high fat, high sugar foods can be as addictive as drugs of abuse.

The research looked at the behaviors and the effects the cookies had on the brain.

“We found that the behavior they exhibited was equally strong for Oreo cookies as it was for cocaine or morphine,” Schroeder, the director of the Behavioral Neuroscience program at Connecticut College, told WCBS 880. “When we looked in the pleasure center of the brain, we found that the Oreo cookies activated the pleasure center more so than cocaine would activate the same center.”

The study came about when a student expressed interest in researching the obesity epidemic, noting that low-income areas tend to have a prevalence of fast-food options.

“Overall, it lent support to the hypothesis that high fat, high sugar foods can be viewed in the same was as drugs of abuse and have addictive potential,” Schroeder told WCBS 880. “It could be used to explain why some people have a problem staying away from foods that they know they shouldn’t eat or that they know are addictive.”

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: addiction; brain; cocaine; food; obesity; oreos; psychology; sugar
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-70 next last
Rats eating Oreo cookies and they came up with this?

Save the rats!

Where is the Occupy Oreo Cookie Coalition?

1 posted on 10/15/2013 4:59:36 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Ya gotta crush them up really good though.


2 posted on 10/15/2013 5:00:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

Rub some on your gums too.


3 posted on 10/15/2013 5:01:37 PM PDT by EEGator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Breaking Bad -- Part II

4 posted on 10/15/2013 5:03:49 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

You can almost set your watch by these “blank is as addictive as drugs” stories. We are however overdue for a good horrible chinese food made from discarded waste article, or one about maggots that eat necrotic tissue.


5 posted on 10/15/2013 5:04:30 PM PDT by SpaceBar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

I’m sure King Barry’s mama enjoyed it from time to time. LOL


6 posted on 10/15/2013 5:06:19 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

I think this is only true if you snort or inject them.


7 posted on 10/15/2013 5:09:17 PM PDT by Robwin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
Forget double-stuff... the creme was not enough for me as a kid, so I'd screw apart the cookie, and insert a wad of butter.


8 posted on 10/15/2013 5:09:47 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Cookies are a hell of a drug.


9 posted on 10/15/2013 5:09:52 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

I’m just waiting for Quadstuff Oreos.


10 posted on 10/15/2013 5:12:12 PM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Robwin
I think this is only true if you snort or inject them.

My wife has accused me of using them as suppositories.

11 posted on 10/15/2013 5:14:22 PM PDT by bigheadfred
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Send me a few ounces of coke and I’ll do the experiment myself. I already have an Oreo connection. /S


12 posted on 10/15/2013 5:14:56 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RichInOC

“Cookies are a hell of a drug.’

I must be double lucky then. I’ve never tried any illegal drug and I’ve never cared for Oreo cookies.


13 posted on 10/15/2013 5:15:50 PM PDT by wayoverthehill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

I’ve never liked oreos.


14 posted on 10/15/2013 5:16:56 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Wait till Bloomberg hears about this!!


15 posted on 10/15/2013 5:18:30 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

Right up your nose ... a big high!


16 posted on 10/15/2013 5:20:53 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

The great Lonnie Mack:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-BVUJmaa9I


17 posted on 10/15/2013 5:20:56 PM PDT by smalltownslick
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
Connecticut College psychology professor Joseph Schroeder

......should be working in the food court at the mall. Even that may exceed his education and inherent abilities.

Putz

18 posted on 10/15/2013 5:20:59 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

When I assume the role of ‘Supreeeme Emperorrr(sic)’ my first edict will be not allowing ANY of the taxpayers hard earned money on these idiotic, senseless polls.

Heard a sort of ‘blurb’ on Chris Plante today that someone was blaming the shutdown for kids in DC not getting fresh veggies because the ‘tomatoes etal in the White House Freedom Garden were rotting on the vine’ because there was no one to pick them because of the shutdown(?) I am speculating on the reason as I didn’t hear the entire ‘story’ but what other ending could it have?

I guess someone would call me a name if I were to make a remark that MAYBE, just MAYBE, some of those idiots that (supposedly) lead and represent us may do some real good by PICKING THE TOMATOES ... am sure even ‘they’ are qualified to do that task.

Thought that MOOOOOOCHELLLLE was the ‘head picker’ and weed puller in ‘the garden’ OR was that just a photo op also...I am shocked.....


19 posted on 10/15/2013 5:23:58 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Egoist:A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. (Ambrose Bierce))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: eclecticEel

Blasphemy!


20 posted on 10/15/2013 5:24:29 PM PDT by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

1987 Ad Who’s that kid with the Oreo cookie?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JjKX_zgowc


21 posted on 10/15/2013 5:26:07 PM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

I dunno.

I have an occasional Oreo cookie at coffee hour at church. But I have no desire to snarf down every Oreo on the plate, and then go out and buy huge amounts of Oreos at my neighborhood grocery.

This article sounds like yet another attempt to cover up the truth: science does NOT understand the causation of obesity. It’s a lot easier to blame people for their “addictions” and sic Michelle obama on them than to do the real research.

Phooey!!!!


22 posted on 10/15/2013 5:26:08 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Just wait for the taxes.


23 posted on 10/15/2013 5:26:13 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

24 posted on 10/15/2013 5:27:04 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Gotta have milk, too!


25 posted on 10/15/2013 5:28:40 PM PDT by sassy steel magnolia
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Go to http://www.oa.org/ if this makes sense to you.

It does to me.


26 posted on 10/15/2013 5:29:54 PM PDT by GEC (We're not drilling in ANWR because...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mykroar

“I’m just waiting for Quadstuff Oreos.”

They are easy to make by taking two Doublestuff Oreos and putting them together - they come apart much more easily than the regular Oreos. You can eat or (preferably) discard the extra chocolate cookies in the deal.

Of course, there would still be a great reason to buy the Quadstuff - to make Octuplestuff Oreos. I’m getting fatter just thinking about it.


27 posted on 10/15/2013 5:31:22 PM PDT by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
You put a Oreo and a big ole rail in front of me and I'll...

oh nevermind...

28 posted on 10/15/2013 5:32:22 PM PDT by BreezyDog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Interesting. I just had six of ‘em, with milk. We rarely have them here. I’ll eat them if we have them, but I don’t get the shakes when we don’t. I eat about 30 of them a year...


29 posted on 10/15/2013 5:36:23 PM PDT by cuban leaf
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Bullfeathers, like most of these “studies.”

No, they’re not as addictive as cocaine.

These are “scientists?”


30 posted on 10/15/2013 5:36:27 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Interesting. I just had six of ‘em, with milk. We rarely have them here. I’ll eat them if we have them, but I don’t get the shakes when we don’t. I eat about 30 of them a year...

And if they’re as addictive as cocaine, maybe I should give cocaine a try. I thought it was addictive.


31 posted on 10/15/2013 5:37:03 PM PDT by cuban leaf
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BreezyDog

32 posted on 10/15/2013 5:37:26 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

So ..

Withdrawal from “oreo addiction” will be dangerous enough to be considered life threatening?

An “oreo addict” will have to constantly increase their volume of consumption, in order to achieve the same effects?

An “oreo addict” will see a progressive downturn in virtually every aspect of their life?

An “oreo addict” will undergo a progressive change to personality that renders the person almost unrecognizable?

An “oreo addict” will see his body functions change as an adaptive response (like alcoholics who eventually become unable to process nutrients, since their bodies adapt in the expectation of using alcohol as a food source)?

This new and improved definition of “addiction” is garbage, and an insult to people suffering from real addiction (changed, incidentally, in order to classify tobacco as addictive, when the older definition of “habit-forming” was actually the accurate classification).


33 posted on 10/15/2013 5:38:55 PM PDT by jjsheridan5
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

I don’t like Oreos, I just like the smell.


34 posted on 10/15/2013 5:39:23 PM PDT by RugerMini14
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Damn, I’ve been shooting up Oreo cookies for close to forty years..., they’re on to me.

Seriously folks, who makes this S—T up?


35 posted on 10/15/2013 5:45:16 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (People will retain the power to control the Government, or it will retain the power to control them.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

So Oreo’s are a gateway cookie to the harder stuff....like Vienna fingers...?


36 posted on 10/15/2013 5:45:18 PM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Popman

LOL,

Peanut butter cups too...


37 posted on 10/15/2013 5:46:08 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (People will retain the power to control the Government, or it will retain the power to control them.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

I guess they’re going to have to have Hydrox clinics to wean the addicts off Oreos!


38 posted on 10/15/2013 5:46:43 PM PDT by jimmyo57
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
I liked Hydrox cookies much better.
39 posted on 10/15/2013 5:49:02 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

What absolute horse shit.


40 posted on 10/15/2013 5:50:51 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RugerMini14

Not sure I like any cookies. Oreos are hard as rocks. I don’t understand why anyone would want to eat them.


41 posted on 10/15/2013 5:59:45 PM PDT by smalltownslick
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: smalltownslick
Oreos are hard as rocks. I don’t understand why anyone would want to eat them.

Chronic sugar addiction.

42 posted on 10/15/2013 6:01:40 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (The "government" is nothing but a RAT jobs program)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: smalltownslick

You put the whole Oreo in your mouth all at once then sip some milk to let cookie dissolve.... Mmmmmmmmmm

Repeat as needed


43 posted on 10/15/2013 6:09:35 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: Honorary Serb

I never buy oreos, my wife does, I never put them on a plate, I get them by the handfull.


44 posted on 10/15/2013 6:13:22 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: cuban leaf

I never eat oreos as long as homemade choclate chip cookies are available


45 posted on 10/15/2013 6:16:36 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Java4Jay

Yuck!! It’s so hard, how long do you have to wait??


46 posted on 10/15/2013 6:17:41 PM PDT by smalltownslick
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Even if you don’t like them?

I only like the peanut butter ones, but even those I only buy a couple times a year.


47 posted on 10/15/2013 6:20:35 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ROCKLOBSTER

Oreos are hard as rocks. I don’t understand why anyone would want to eat them.

______________

Place Oreo in mouth. sip some milk. Let Oreo melt into milk. mmmmmmmmmmm


48 posted on 10/15/2013 6:25:47 PM PDT by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: Java4Jay

I swear I didn’t see your post when I posted mine, right above.

Great tastebuds, same paths.


49 posted on 10/15/2013 6:27:52 PM PDT by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: Chickensoup

Commercial milk is toxic. Sugar will kill you.


50 posted on 10/15/2013 6:28:04 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (The "government" is nothing but a RAT jobs program)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-70 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson