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12/19/2012 09:05 am ET Updated Sep 30, 2013

Why Raw Cookie Dough Makes You Sick (VIDEO)

We all know that we shouldn't eat raw cookie dough. But since we clearly get a thrill from breaking the rules, we do it anyway -- and with reckless abandon. (It's not our fault! How can we be expected to resist the combination of sugar, butter and eggs?)

But we bet you didn't know why you're not suppose to eat raw cookie dough. We've all been told that it's the salmonella risk linked to raw eggs that makes cookie dough a dangerous choice, but it turns out the eggs are not the biggest problem; it's the raw flour you have to be wary of. Watch the video above to find out why.

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