In a rather strange discovery leading scientists at the University of Michigan have found that eating cheese can be as highly addictive as taking cocaine.
The newest study has found that whilst it’s being digested in the human stomach, the proteins found in cheese can release a significant amount of dopamine which leads to a highly addictive response. Scientists have even advised those who are addicted to the dairy product to cut back slowly just as they would if they were giving up smoking, alcohol or drug use.
The study’s co-author Nicole Avena, told the U.S. media: “This is a first step towards identifying specific foods, and properties of foods, which can trigger this addictive response.” “This could help change the way we approach obesity treatment. It may not be a simple matter of ‘cutting back’ on certain foods, but rather, adopting methods used to curtail smoking, drinking and drug use.”