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Study finds Oreos are as addictive as cocaine, morphine
WPXI.com ^ | Oct. 16, 2013 | Lauren Zima

Posted on 10/16/2013 7:23:58 AM PDT by Silentgypsy

Oh, oh, oreo. Ever feel like you could eat the whole bag yourself? According to a new study — you’re not a glutton, you’re addicted.

A student at Connecticut College found lab rats that ate oreos were just as strongly associated to them as lab rats that were injected with cocaine or morphine. (Via WNCN)

And, this sounds even more dangerous — eating Oreos activated even more neurons in the “pleasure centers” of rats’ brains than those addicted drugs did. (Via YouTube / Oreo)

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TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: cocaine; morphine; oreos
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Oh, great. As if we didn't have enough to worry about, now we gotta be scared of Oreos.
1 posted on 10/16/2013 7:23:58 AM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Silentgypsy

For me, this means that Coke and Morph are not addictive. Assuming it is true...


2 posted on 10/16/2013 7:24:49 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Silentgypsy

Only if they’re in ice cream.


3 posted on 10/16/2013 7:26:46 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Silentgypsy

So...That’s why I can’t drive by Dairy Queen with out getting an Oreo Blizzard?


4 posted on 10/16/2013 7:27:30 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Silentgypsy
Oreos are good. But it has been years since we bought a package for the house. Not because of any fear of addition but because we are getting to the age that we can use a lot less sugar in our diet.

I'll still eat one, or two, or even three if I am at a gathering where they are offered, but I actually get a bigger craving for popcorn.

5 posted on 10/16/2013 7:28:04 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Silentgypsy

Uh huh...what are the physical withdrawal symtoms of Oreos?


6 posted on 10/16/2013 7:28:37 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: cuban leaf
Newsflash: humans addicted to food. That still doesn't make it the Oreo’s fault if you get fat.

I hope this wasn't funded by our tax dollars. Next their going to see if anyone can eat just one Lays potato chip.

7 posted on 10/16/2013 7:29:18 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: Silentgypsy
"We will tell you, if you were wondering — the rats broke the Oreos open and ate the middles first. And then, of course....kept eating."

that nails it !
8 posted on 10/16/2013 7:29:30 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Silentgypsy

so don’t give Oreos to rats, problem solved!


9 posted on 10/16/2013 7:29:32 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: showme_the_Glory

I apologize for being the bearer of bad news.


10 posted on 10/16/2013 7:30:05 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Maybe the gubmint will start a program for addicts to receive clean Oreos or at least Hydrox (a cheaper alternative) that hasn’t had their patent bought out by Big Cookie.


11 posted on 10/16/2013 7:30:10 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Betcha Michelle Imelda Obama eats them by the pound although she won’t hesitate to lambaste Nabisco for what they’re doing to our children.


12 posted on 10/16/2013 7:33:08 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: Silentgypsy
I apologize for being the bearer of bad news.

This morning, Mika said this was "really important."

I turned on the DVR for Morning Joe shortly after that, when I saw that Robert Redford was going to be on the show.

Redford absolutely despises Scarborough, and refers to him as "Small Mouth". Hopefully, there will be a few fireworks.

13 posted on 10/16/2013 7:36:10 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: circlecity
lower blood sugar and an overall feeling of improved health.

CC

14 posted on 10/16/2013 7:37:51 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Silentgypsy
In a series reboot of Breaking Bad, they'll be making a new blue filling for Oreos.
15 posted on 10/16/2013 7:37:55 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: Silentgypsy

"..bunk, open another box"

16 posted on 10/16/2013 7:38:25 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

17 posted on 10/16/2013 7:39:26 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Silentgypsy

KA-CHING! And the AMA finds yet another billable “disorder”! $$$$$


18 posted on 10/16/2013 7:44:07 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Doogle

Lol!


19 posted on 10/16/2013 7:47:34 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: Silentgypsy

I don’t usually buy them - sugared Crisco between two not-quite-chocolate-flavored wafers, and then there’s the rainbow thing. They’re not healthy and I don’t really like them. However, my children do and they were on sale and I hadn’t bought any for more than a year.

This research explains why I ate seven or eight in one sitting. I swear, I don’t like them!


20 posted on 10/16/2013 7:48:44 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: Vigilanteman
I'll still eat one, or two, or even three if I am at a gathering where they are offered, but I actually get a bigger craving for popcorn.

Amen brother, Amen. Nothing better than good popcorn....although I must admit, I put a lot of melted BUTTER on mine.

FMCDH(BITS)

21 posted on 10/16/2013 7:49:21 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Silentgypsy

I’m throwing the BS flag...

Either that, or I am have one of the least “addiction prone” systems ever.

Cigarettes? Quit cold turkey. No problem. Alcohol? I’ve had bouts of hard drinking in my past, but nothing problematic or addicted. Oreos? I like them, but on the level of a hard narcotics addiction?

Not even close...

Just because something triggers your pleasure centers doesn’t mean you are going to become addicted to it.

Unless, a lot of what they’ve said about hard narcotics is complete BS too. Which, I’m willing to admit is a distinct possibility.


22 posted on 10/16/2013 7:49:22 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Silentgypsy

I wonder if anyone has done Free Republic addiction experiments.


23 posted on 10/16/2013 7:49:48 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: PowderMonkey

I’m applying for Disability as we speak. Free Oreos for all!!


24 posted on 10/16/2013 7:50:07 AM PDT by SUPman
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To: circlecity

Irritability.


25 posted on 10/16/2013 7:50:10 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: PowderMonkey

I’m applying for Disability as we speak. Free Oreos for all!!


26 posted on 10/16/2013 7:50:12 AM PDT by SUPman
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To: Silentgypsy

Obama, the ultimate Oreo ........

Addictive to those who are easily hooked.


27 posted on 10/16/2013 7:50:37 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Dead Corpse

>> Either that, or I am have one of the least “addiction prone” systems ever.

Could it be because you’re dead?


28 posted on 10/16/2013 7:51:06 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: bigbob

Has anyone ever mentioned that you have a way of distilling information to its essence?


29 posted on 10/16/2013 7:51:10 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Yep.


30 posted on 10/16/2013 7:51:33 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: Silentgypsy
Ever feel like you could eat the whole bag yourself?

Been there done that. Actually oreos are not all that good by themselves but dip them in either milk or coffee and its over. Especially if its the mint filling oreos. Still its easy to not buy the next bag after experiencing the stomach cramps an oreo bender can cause, so I would not say they are addictive in the true sense of the word.

31 posted on 10/16/2013 7:52:08 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: Vigilanteman

You’re a better man than I.


32 posted on 10/16/2013 7:52:09 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: fwdude

Yes. Yes this is true, Oreos and ice cream, oh yes sheer yummyness.


33 posted on 10/16/2013 7:52:19 AM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell)
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To: Silentgypsy

34 posted on 10/16/2013 7:52:59 AM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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To: Silentgypsy

We must ban Oreos. Must ban Oreos. We must ban Oreos.


35 posted on 10/16/2013 7:53:24 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Constitution is obsolete only if you see Mein Kampf or the Communist Manifesto as a replacement.)
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To: JoeProBono
It's not addictive/diabeeetus, it's art.


36 posted on 10/16/2013 7:55:02 AM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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To: Dead Corpse

Do you recall tetrahydraisoquinolones? That always made sense to me in an empirical way. You have a choice until you take the first hit. Perhaps your brain structure or chemistry modulates substance response atypically but in a beneficial way.


37 posted on 10/16/2013 7:56:46 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Don’t worry... As long as Oreos don’t force you to micegenate with Negro jazz musicians...

Then again... The juxtaposition of the black cookie to the white frosting IS worrisome... /s


38 posted on 10/16/2013 7:57:21 AM PDT by Anton.Rutter
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To: heartwood

That is very interesting!


39 posted on 10/16/2013 7:57:28 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: patriotspride

And repulsive to those who aren’t.


40 posted on 10/16/2013 7:58:26 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: circlecity

Slimmer waistline and tighter belt!


41 posted on 10/16/2013 7:59:03 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: HerrBlucher
Perfection. Mini-oreos and milk.
42 posted on 10/16/2013 7:59:05 AM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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To: HerrBlucher

I had an M&M hangover once.


43 posted on 10/16/2013 7:59:33 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Doctor, I was abused as a kid...was given too many oreos. Will you sign my Social Security disability application?


44 posted on 10/16/2013 8:01:02 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Silentgypsy

I need an intervention. Obamacare should cover it. Right?


45 posted on 10/16/2013 8:02:14 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Silentgypsy

I didn’t need a study to tell me that


46 posted on 10/16/2013 8:02:27 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: nothingnew
Amen brother, Amen. Nothing better than good popcorn....although I must admit, I put a lot of melted BUTTER on mine.

I'm just the opposite.

Nothing better than good butter. Then maybe add some popcorn or a baked potato to it. I like a little Broccoli with butter also.


47 posted on 10/16/2013 8:03:02 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Daffynition

Great concept!


48 posted on 10/16/2013 8:03:30 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: Signalman
D.A.R.E. revising its curriculum......*kids Oreos are a gateway drug.*


49 posted on 10/16/2013 8:03:52 AM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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To: Anton.Rutter

Definitely concerning.


50 posted on 10/16/2013 8:05:10 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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