Evidence that ‘food addiction’ is a valid phenotype of obesity

@article{Davis2011EvidenceT,
  title={Evidence that ‘food addiction’ is a valid phenotype of obesity},
  author={Caroline Davis and Claire Curtis and Robert D. Levitan and Jacqueline C Carter and James L Kennedy},
  journal={Appetite},
  year={2011},
  volume={57},
  pages={711-717}
}
  • Caroline Davis, Claire Curtis, +2 authors James L Kennedy
  • Published in Appetite 2011
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • There is growing evidence of 'food addiction' (FA) in sugar- and fat-bingeing animals. The purpose of this study was to investigate the legitimacy of this disorder in the human condition. It was also our intention to extend the validation of the Yale Food Addiction Scale (YFAS) - the first tool developed to identify individuals with addictive tendencies towards food. Using a sample of obese adults (aged 25-45 years), and a case-control methodology, we focused our assessments on three domains… CONTINUE READING

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