Food Addiction: Its Prevalence and Significant Association with Obesity in the General Population

@inproceedings{Pedram2013FoodAI,
  title={Food Addiction: Its Prevalence and Significant Association with Obesity in the General Population},
  author={Pardis Pedram and Danny Wadden and Peyvand Amini and Wayne Gulliver and Edward W. Randell and Farrell Cahill and Sudesh Vasdev and Alan Goodridge and Jacqueline C. Carter and Guangju Zhai and Yunqi Ji and Guang Sun},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND 'Food addiction' shares a similar neurobiological and behavioral framework with substance addiction. However whether, and to what degree, 'food addiction' contributes to obesity in the general population is unknown. OBJECTIVES to assess 1) the prevalence of 'food addiction' in the Newfoundland population; 2) if clinical symptom counts of 'food addiction' were significantly correlated with the body composition measurements; 3) if food addicts were significantly more obese than… CONTINUE READING
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