Food addiction in humans.

@article{Pelchat2009FoodAI,
  title={Food addiction in humans.},
  author={Marcia Levin Pelchat},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={139 3},
  pages={620-2}
}
Most of the evidence for or against food addiction in humans focuses on similarities between food craving and drug craving. There are numerous parallels in neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, and learning. Indeed, brain mechanisms for craving probably evolved to promote seeking of natural rewards and are taken over by drugs of abuse. Healthy, normal weight individuals, by definition, do not suffer from food addiction; however, overweight and obese individuals could meet clinical criteria. Palatable… CONTINUE READING
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