A meta-analysis of the relationship between brain dopamine receptors and obesity: a matter of changes in behavior rather than food addiction?

@inproceedings{Benton2016AMO,
  title={A meta-analysis of the relationship between brain dopamine receptors and obesity: a matter of changes in behavior rather than food addiction?},
  author={David Benton and Hayley A Young},
  booktitle={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2016}
}
Addiction to a wide range of substances of abuse has been suggested to reflect a ‘Reward Deficiency Syndrome’. That is, drugs are said to stimulate the reward mechanisms so intensely that, to compensate, the population of dopamine D2 receptors (DD2R) declines. The result is that an increased intake is necessary to experience the same degree of reward. Without an additional intake, cravings and withdrawal symptoms result. A suggestion is that food addiction, in a similar manner to drugs of abuse… CONTINUE READING
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