Sugar junkie? Study suggests excessive sugar intake is similar to drug addiction
(Natural News) Excess sugar consumption should be considered a form of addiction, an animal study revealed. A team of researchers at the Queensland University of Technology found that excessive, long-term sugar consumption may trigger eating disorders and may lead to adverse effects on the behavior. According to the team, high sugar intake led to increased levels of dopamine, a hormone responsible for regulating the brain’s reward and pleasure centers. The repeated increase in dopamine levels was found to be similar to how the body processed certain drugs and substances of abuse such as tobacco, cocaine, and morphine.