A commentary on the "eating addiction" versus "food addiction" perspectives on addictive-like food consumption.

@article{Schulte2017ACO,
  title={A commentary on the "eating addiction" versus "food addiction" perspectives on addictive-like food consumption.},
  author={Erica M Schulte and Marc N. Potenza and Ashley N Gearhardt},
  journal={Appetite},
  year={2017},
  volume={115},
  pages={9-15}
}
The food addiction construct posits that vulnerable individuals may experience an addictive-like response to certain foods, such as those high in fat and refined carbohydrates. Recently, an alternative model to food addiction was proposed, suggesting that the act of eating may be a behavioral addiction that can trigger an addictive-like response in susceptible individuals. One major rationale for the eating addiction framework is that the assessment of food addiction is based on behavioral… CONTINUE READING
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