Addicted to Fat: Overeating May Alter the Brain as Much as Hard Drugs

Like many people, rats are happy to gorge themselves on tasty, high-fat treats. Bacon, sausage, chocolate and even cheesecake quickly became favorites of laboratory rats that recently were given access to these human indulgences–so much so that the animals came to depend on high quantities to feel good, like drug users who need to up their intake to get high. [More]



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