Friday, June 06, 2003

Cheese is Addictive as Morphine?! That's Crazy!! GIMME MORE CHEESE!!!!!!!!!!!!

A physician claims cheese is as addictive as morphine. Cheese is particularly addictive because it contains small amounts of morphine made in the cow's liver. When the dairy protein breaks apart in the stomach, it releases the opiate molecules. Some of the foods have about one-tenth the strength of morphine, and while that may not sound like much, Dr. Barnard says because the foods are so available it's easy to satisfy a fix. He also says this research could help those fat souls currently suing fast food restaurants by proving the food is addictive like tobacco. But don't expect to see rehab centers for meat eaters. Dr. Barnard says folks will have to break the addiction by changing their diet, exercising and getting enough sleep.

Follow up links:

Cheese 'can be as addictive as morphine' - Vegan Represent

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