Tossing the baby out with the bathwater after a brief rinse? The potential downside of dismissing food addiction based on limited data

@article{Avena2012TossingTB,
  title={Tossing the baby out with the bathwater after a brief rinse? The potential downside of dismissing food addiction based on limited data},
  author={Nicole M. Avena and Ashley N Gearhardt and Mark S. Gold and Gene-Jack Wang and Marc N. Potenza},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  year={2012},
  volume={13},
  pages={514-514}
}
A recent Perspective article that provided a critical analysis of the food addiction model as it relates to obesity stated that the model is “misleading”, with supporting evidence described as “inconsistent and weak” (Obesity and the brain: how convincing is the addiction model? Nature Rev. Neurosci. 13, 279–286 (2012))1. Whether non-drugrelated addictions exist has been debated, with recent proposals for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5… CONTINUE READING
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