By David Mittleman

Obesity Epidemic Tied to Oreos?

You can’t go a day without hearing about the obesity epidemic and the fact that Americans tend to struggle with their weight because of a plethora of high-calorie, high-fat food. But what if individuals aren’t necessarily completely to blame for their penchant for eating junk foods? What if the foods we eat trigger us to eat in particular ways? It’s true, say some scientists studying lab rats and their response to Oreo cookies.

Rats Can’t Get Enough of the Creamy Center

Joseph Schroeder, a professor of neuroscience at Connecticut College conducted a …read more