That's all we need, another faux science theory that prompts the government to become more intrusive than it already is. This is what happens when college sophomores are allowed to pretend to be scientists and run amok in the goody section. Thank God they didn't get into the vanilla creme soda and Viagra sections.
Researchers Discover Oreo Cookies Are Just as Addicting as Cocaine
That white stuff sandwiched in between two chocolate disks may not be cocaine, but it could be just as addicting. Using lab rats, researchers from Connecticut College have demonstrated that Oreo cookies can affect the brain in the same way as cocaine or morphine.
[...]To test the addictiveness of America's favorite cookie, Honohan and her research team placed rice cakes and Oreos on opposite ends of a maze and measured to see how much time the rats would spend on either side. Then they compared the results of a similar test, except they replaced the Oreos and rice cakes with injections of morphine or cocaine on one side and saline on the other. It turns out that the rats conditioned with cookies spent as much time on the Oreo side of the maze as the rats conditioned with drugs.
Idiots. The academic world is full of idiots.
All they proved was that rats would rather get hit in the ass with nose candy rather than just getting hit in the ass. Some experiment. We see that every day in the ghetto.