Sugar addiction: pushing the drug-sugar analogy to the limit

  title={Sugar addiction: pushing the drug-sugar analogy to the limit},
  author={Serge H. Ahmed and Karine Guillem and Youna Vandaele},
  journal={Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care},
Purpose of reviewTo review research that tests the validity of the analogy between addictive drugs, like cocaine, and hyperpalatable foods, notably those high in added sugar (i.e., sucrose). Recent findingsAvailable evidence in humans shows that sugar and sweetness can induce reward and craving that are comparable in magnitude to those induced by addictive drugs. Although this evidence is limited by the inherent difficulty of comparing different types of rewards and psychological experiences in… 

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