The obesity epidemic: the role of addiction

Taylor, Valerie H.; Curtis, Claire M.; Davis, Caroline
March 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/9/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 4, p327
Academic Journal
In this article the authors discuss the fundamental role of food addiction in the global health problem of obesity. They explain the differences in susceptibility to food cravings as a genetic predisposition and downregulation of dopamine receptors. The authors believe that food addiction or compulsive overeating can also be attributed to biologic vulnerability and environmental triggers.


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