August 2011 Issue
Shedding Light on Food Addictions
Everyone knows that drugs can be addictivethey mimic or stimulate the production of brain chemicals that cause feelings of pleasure. So, is it a stretch to think that food might produce the same addictive effects? The possibility of food addiction would certainly help explain why, despite so much attention to the obesity epidemic, many people fail to change their eating behavior. Many people describe their eating problems in the parlance of drug addiction, citing symptoms of craving or withdrawal with regard to food. But is there any science to support the food addiction theory?
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