So how exactly did we figure this out? (And who can we thank for validating our addiction?)
Researchers at the University of Michigan studied two groups. All of the participants filled out something called the Yale Food Addiction Scale to see which foods they found addictive.
The first group of participants then identified which of 35 listed foods were most associated with addictive-like eating. The second group took the same 35 foods and identified which food attributes, like fat grams, were related to the addictive-like eating.
Long story short: Pizza was the most addictive food on the list. And guess what's on pizza? Cheese. There's no word on any support groups in the works for cheese addiction, but if we hear of any we'll be sure to let you know.
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