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More bad news for those like me who have a huge sweet tooth and no dental insurance to have it removed. Sugar isn’t only bad for your teeth and your waistline – now researchers are equating it with poisons and illicit drugs.
According to brain scans, sugar is as addictive as cocaine, the California-based endocrinologist told CBS News’ “60 Minutes.”
It causes a euphoric effect that triggers dopamine, the chemical that controls pleasure in the brain.
The average America eats a third of a pound of sugar every day — 130 pounds a year.
Sugar consumption is down 40% since the 1970s but high fructose corn syrup consumption is way up.