Sugar addiction: is it real? A narrative review

@article{DiNicolantonio2017SugarAI,
  title={Sugar addiction: is it real? A narrative review},
  author={James J. DiNicolantonio and James H. O’Keefe and William L. Wilson},
  journal={British Journal of Sports Medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={52},
  pages={910 - 913}
}
In animal studies, sugar has been found to produce more symptoms than is required to be considered an addictive substance. Animal data has shown significant overlap between the consumption of added sugars and drug-like effects, including bingeing, craving, tolerance, withdrawal, cross-sensitisation, cross-tolerance, cross-dependence, reward and opioid effects. Sugar addiction seems to be dependence to the natural endogenous opioids that get released upon sugar intake. In both animals and humans… 

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