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You've Gouda be kidding me: Scientists discover cheese is as addictive as drugs

(New York Daily News) Next time you reach for another slice of cheese, don’t be so hard on yourself. Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered cheese is as addictive as drugs…
The scientists discovered pizza topped the "addictive" list – because of its cheesy, fatty topping. The study determined that the more processed and fatty the food was, the more it was associated with addiction. And they say a chemical called casein, found in dairy products, was the reason why cheese was so addictive.
Dr. Neal Barnard of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine said that casein "breaks apart during digestion to release a whole host of opiates called casomorphins."
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