The plausibility of sugar addiction and its role in obesity and eating disorders.

@article{Benton2010ThePO,
  title={The plausibility of sugar addiction and its role in obesity and eating disorders.},
  author={David Benton},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={288-303}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS To consider the hypothesis that addiction to food, or more specifically sucrose, plays a role in obesity and eating disorders. METHODS By considering the relevant literature a series of predictions were examined, derived from the hypothesis that addiction to sucrose consumption can develop. Fasting should increase food cravings, predominantly for sweet items; cravings should occur after an overnight fast; the obese should find sweetness particularly attractive; a high-sugar… CONTINUE READING
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