The addiction potential of hyperpalatable foods.

@article{Gearhardt2011TheAP,
  title={The addiction potential of hyperpalatable foods.},
  author={Ashley N. Gearhardt and Caroline A. Davis and Rachel Kuschner and Kelly D. Brownell},
  journal={Current drug abuse reviews},
  year={2011},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={
          140-5
        }
}
Scientific interest in "food addiction" continues to grow due both to neurobiological and behavioral similarities between substance dependence and excessive food consumption. An important next step is to examine the addictive potential of highly processed foods. In this paper, we explore addiction-related changes in the modern food environment (e.g., increased potency, elevated speed of absorption), examine the historical and modern understanding of addictive substances as applied to… 

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