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Hamburgers As Addictive As Heroin, Scientists Declare

Author: Jonty Adderley
Saturday, February 8, 2003
New research published by scientists from America's prestigious Princeton University this week, suggests that fast food is more addictive than heroin and tobacco.

According to psychologist John Hoebel and his fellow researcher neuroscientist Anne Kelley (from the University of Wisconsin) food stuffs including burgers, fizzy drinks and French fries (chips) are habit forming, with ever increasing quantities required to sustain consumers' satisfaction levels.