http://www.newsmax.com/showinsidecover.sht...003/7/14/153907 http://www.theadvertiser.news.com.au/commo...255E911,00.html http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/archive/14...3-23-56-17.html Monday, July 14, 2003 Scientists: Burgers as Addictive as Heroin Great news for trial lawyers eager to shake down restaurants for "making" people obese: Scientists now claim that a burger and fries are as addictive as hard drugs. "Scientists at the University of Wisconsin say high doses of fat and sugar in fast and processed foods act the same way as nicotine, heroin and other substances in becoming habit-forming," the New York Post reported today. Lead researcher Matthew Will said, "A high-fat diet alters brain biochemistry with effects similar to those in powerful opiates such as morphine." When lab rats had their high-fat diet revoked, they showed withdrawal symptoms like those of a hophead denied a fix, the docs found. A steady diet of slop changes the brain so much that it's nearly impossible for a junk-food junkie to start eating a healthful diet, they said.