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Study: Oreos just as addictive as drugs

NEW LONDON, Conn. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A new study says that Oreo cookies are just as addictive as drugs.

Students and a professor of neuroscience at Connecticut College studied lab rats and their potential for becoming addicted to the sandwich cookie.

They found that eating the cookies activated more neurons in the brain's pleasure center than exposure to drugs like cocaine and morphine.

The group plans to do more extensive research on the subject in the next few months.