Laura Sanders, Frame of mind

Scientists shouldn’t get hooked on notion that obesity reflects addiction to food

By Science News, 12:15 PM May 29, 2012

SN Prime | May 28 – June 4, 2012 | Vol. 2, No. 22

One of the most chilling newcomers on the addiction scene is dirt cheap and easy to score.

Known on the street as “Scream,” “Brain Freeze” and “Chunky Monkey,” this high is easy to ride — all it takes is $4 and a visit to your local grocer’s freezer section. You’ve probably encountered — and maybe even used — this latest menace yourself: ice cream.

Breathless media reports likening ice cream to cocaine were spawned by a recent st...

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