A debate on just how addictive sugar can be is heating up in the research world.

“In animals, it is actually more addictive than even cocaine, so sugar is pretty much probably the most consumed addictive substance around the world and it is wreaking havoc on our health,” cardiovascular researcher, James DiNicolantonio, a coauthor of the study, told the Guardian.

DiNicolantonio and cardiologist James H. O’Keefe, both from Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, suggested that overweight patients who abstain from sugar and lose weight may then transfer their addiction to drugs.

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