Category Archives: Food Addiction

New Subspecialty of Addiction Medicine Recognized by American Board of Medical Specialties






Newswise — The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) announced today the recognition of Addiction Medicine as a new subspecialty. The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM), a Member Board of ABMS, sponsored the application for the new field to … Continue reading






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The health impact of nighttime eating: old and new perspectives






Nutrients. 2015 Apr 9;7(4):2648-62. doi: 10.3390/nu7042648. The health impact of nighttime eating: old and new perspectives. Kinsey AW1, Ormsbee MJ2,3. Author information 1Institute of Sports Sciences & Medicine, Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL … Continue reading






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How to Want Very Little






zen habits : breathe By Leo Babauta There’s a part of today’s consumerist world that drives us to want more, buy more, act on our impulses, hoard, spend to solve our problems, create comfort through shopping, seek thrills through travel, … Continue reading






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Food addiction, like drugs or alcohol, may be a thing






An international group of researchers have found that food craving activates different brain networks between obese and normal weight patients. This indicates that the tendency to want food may be ‘hard-wired’ into the brain of overweight patients, becoming a functional … Continue reading






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Why Addiction Is Not a Disease






Through the vivid, true stories of five people who journeyed into and out of addiction, a renowned neuroscientist explains why the “disease model” of addiction is wrong and illuminates the path to recovery. The psychiatric establishment and rehab industry in … Continue reading






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Beliefs affect brain in the same way that drugs do






Two identical cigarettes led to a discovery by scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. Study participants inhaled nicotine, yet they showed significantly different brain activity. Why the difference? Some subjects were told their cigarettes were nicotine free. “Our … Continue reading






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Sugar withdrawal does this to your brain






Jordan Gaines Lewis, Neuroscience Doctoral Candidate at Penn State College of Medicine for The Conversation — Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally … Continue reading






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Compulsive overeating and sugar addiction controlled by one brain circuit, just found by MIT researchers






Compulsive overeating and sugar addiction are major threats to human health, but potential treatments face the risk of impairing normal feeding behaviors that are crucial for survival. A study published January 29th in the journal Cell reveals a reward-related neural … Continue reading






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PTSD symptoms associated with increased food addiction






Bottom Line: Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were associated with increased food addiction, especially when individuals had more symptoms or the symptoms occurred earlier in life. Authors: Susan M. Mason, Ph.D., of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and colleagues. … Continue reading






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Food addiction may be a real condition






Women with weight problems were more impulsive than average in a food-related psychology test, a new research paper has shown. This suggested that they are more instinctively stimulated by images of food as well as lacking contemplative will power. Further, … Continue reading






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Impulsivity is risk factor for food addiction






(Boston) – Have you ever said to yourself that you would only have a handful of potato chips from the bag then, minutes later, realized you ate the whole thing? A recent study shows that this type of impulsive behavior … Continue reading






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Impulsive personality linked to food addiction






Athens, Ga. – The same kinds of impulsive behavior that lead some people to abuse alcohol and other drugs may also be an important contributor to an unhealthy relationship with food, according to new research from the University of Georgia. … Continue reading






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We are all addicts: Drugs, alcohol, food rely on same brain pathways






Innov Clin Neurosci. 2013 Sep;10(9-10):30-35. Obesity and Substance Misuse: Is There a Relationship? Sansone RA, Sansone LA. Source: R. Sansone is a professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine at Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, … Continue reading






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Oreos may be as addictive as cocaine: new study






Newswise — NEW LONDON, Conn. — Connecticut College students and a professor of neuroscience have found “America’s favorite cookie” is just as addictive as cocaine – at least for lab rats. And just like most humans, rats go for the … Continue reading






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Food addiction, drug addiction may share same brain mechanism






Consuming highly processed carbohydrates can cause excess hunger and stimulate brain regions involved in reward and cravings, according to a Boston Children’s Hospital research team led by David Ludwig, MD, PhD director, New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center. These findings … Continue reading






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Childhood abuse linked with food addiction in adult women






Women who experienced severe physical or sexual abuse during childhood are much more likely to have a food addiction as adults than women who did not experience such abuse, according to a new study published in the journal Obesity. The … Continue reading






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Maternal diet sets up junk food addiction in babies






Research from the University of Adelaide suggests that mothers who eat junk food while pregnant have already programmed their babies to be addicted to a high fat, high sugar diet by the time they are weaned. In laboratory studies, the … Continue reading






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Is food addictive?






A Biological Psychiatry special issue tackles the debate Biological Psychiatry is proud to announce this week’s publication of a special issue focusing on the question of food as an addiction. Addiction is the continued or compulsive use of a substance, … Continue reading






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How Kraft, Coca-Cola, Kellogg, and Nestle use salt, sugar, and fat to addict us






From a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter at The New York Times comes the explosive story of the rise of the processed food industry and its link to the emerging obesity epidemic. Michael Moss reveals how companies use salt, sugar, and … Continue reading






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The Hunger Fix: The Three-Stage Detox and Recovery Plan for Overeating and Food Addiction






Food addiction is real. Our body’s built-in reward system, driven by the chemical dopamine, tells us to do things that give us pleasure: Creative energy, falling in love, entrepreneurship—even the continued procreation of the human race—are driven by this system. … Continue reading






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Smoking trumps food, shelter, healthcare for those who are addicted






NASHVILLE, Tenn.-(BUSINESS WIRE)-Despite the fact that Americans’ access to basic necessities, such as food, medicine, shelter, and healthcare has reached a four-year low of 81.2 percent this October, 21.1 percent of adult Americans continue to smoke, according to new data … Continue reading






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Food can be as addictive as drugs






SARASOTA, Fla.-(BUSINESS WIRE)-The Food Addiction Institute congratulates Bloomberg News for its article yesterday discussing the scientific evidence that fatty foods can be as addictive as cocaine and other drugs. “We are delighted that Bloomberg, such a reputable news organization, has … Continue reading






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Is salt addictive? Is that why every food that is not natural is loaded with it?






A team of Duke University Medical Center and Australian scientists has found that addictive drugs may have hijacked the same nerve cells and connections in the brain that serve a powerful, ancient instinct: the appetite for salt. Their rodent research … Continue reading






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