The Washington Post (DC) – by Consumers Union of United States

Monday, January 21, 2013

For some people, getting hooked on super-tasty food – sugary soda and ice cream, salty french fries and pizza – might be partly responsible for their craving, binge eating and weight gain. High levels of sugar, fat and salt, and various flavors and food additives might actually hijack the pathways of the brain in ways that are similar to opiates and other drugs.

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