Bloomberg published a story titled Fatty Foods Addictive Like Cocaine in Growing Body of Scientific Research in which they discuss the numerous studies linking sugary foods and drinks to addictive behavior in animals. OK, we’ve been saying this for awhile now but they consistently refer to these foods as “Fatty” foods. This is very misleading to people who are getting mixed messages about foods high in fat being unhealthy.
I think a much better headline would have been mine above. Sugary processed foods are what are addictive. Wouldn’t this have been much more informative and dare I say, controversial? Grab attention and wake people up! Hearing “fatty” foods are bad is nothing new and most people won’t even bother reading the article. We’re trying to correct decades of bad science on what causes heart disease and careless articles aren’t helping matters. I guess I’m just a little bit sensitive on the topic.