Well, the latest health scare to come down the pike is brought to us by "researchers" at University of Michigan (who apparently had better things to do than look into, say, corrosion in water distribution lines resulting in lead poisoning):
Beating an addiction to heroin or other hard drugs is notoriously difficult. A cheese addiction doesn't rise to the same level, but it's a real thing and cheese does share key "pharmacokinetic properties" with "drugs of abuse," a study concludes.
University of Michigan researchers found "that cheese is particularly moreish because it contains casein," Britain's The Evening Standard wrote last month. Casein, which can make you feel euphoric, is in all dairy products, but the chemical can be found in especially high concentrations in cheese.
Next up, undoubtedly, will be "ice cream addiction". These "researchers" claim, based on a small sample size (which as most actual researchers are aware, effectively negates the "results"), that cheese addiction is real, but should be treatable by using the same sorts of approaches presently employed to treat alcohol and hard drug abuse, or smoking cessation.
Got any spare change? I really need some Stilton, man!