Cheese triggers same part of brain as hard drugs, study finds

Cheese contains a chemical found in addictive drugs, scientists have found. The team behind the study set out to pin-point why certain foods are more addictive than others. Using the Yale Food Addiction Scale, designed to measure a person’s dependence on, scientists found that cheese is particularly potent because it contains casein.  The substance, which is present in all dairy products, can trigger the brain’s opioid receptors which are linked to addiction.

Source: Cheese triggers same part of brain as hard drugs, study finds | Food & Drink | Extras | The Independent

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