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Can Food Be Addictive?

Until recently, the idea that food can be addictive has largely been rejected, but new research has made the case that food and drug addictions have much in common, especially in terms of how they stimulate the areas of the brain involved with pleasure and self-control. Studies have been done on subjects ranging from rats to children, and more and more findings suggest that the brain’s response to overeating looks very similar to that of drug use.

Read more:  [ASPH Friday Letter, Sept. 28, 2012]

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