The drive to eat: comparisons and distinctions between mechanisms of food reward and drug addiction

@article{Dileone2012TheDT,
  title={The drive to eat: comparisons and distinctions between mechanisms of food reward and drug addiction},
  author={Ralph Joseph Dileone and Jane Rebecca Taylor and Marina R. Picciotto},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  year={2012},
  volume={15},
  pages={1330-1335}
}
The growing rates of obesity have prompted comparisons between the uncontrolled intake of food and drugs; however, an evaluation of the equivalence of food- and drug-related behaviors requires a thorough understanding of the underlying neural circuits driving each behavior. Although it has been attractive to borrow neurobiological concepts from addiction to explore compulsive food seeking, a more integrated model is needed to understand how food and drugs differ in their ability to drive… CONTINUE READING
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