Back by Popular Demand: A Narrative Review on the History of Food Addiction Research

  title={Back by Popular Demand: A Narrative Review on the History of Food Addiction Research},
  author={A. Meule},
  booktitle={The Yale journal of biology and medicine},
  • A. Meule
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    The Yale journal of biology…
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • In recent years, the concept of food addiction has gained more and more popularity. This approach acknowledges the apparent parallels between substance use disorders and overeating of highly palatable, high-caloric foods. Part of this discussion includes that "hyperpalatable" foods may have an addictive potential because of increased potency due to certain nutrients or additives. Although this idea seems to be relatively new, research on food addiction actually encompasses several decades, a… CONTINUE READING
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