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Is fat addictive?

(article, Culinate staff)

A few weeks ago, scientists announced that fat might not only be tasty, but addictive. The study, conducted on rats, concluded that "overconsumption of palatable food triggers addiction-like neuroadaptive responses in brain reward circuits and drives the development of compulsive eating." Oddly, though, the scientist spokesperson for the study, Gene-Jack Wang, indicted not bacon double cheeseburgers but refined carbs: 

bq. "We purify our food," he says. "Our ancestors ate whole grains, but we're eating white bread. American Indians ate corn; we eat corn syrup."