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Neurobiology of Addiction and Obesity
by Hannah Pressley
10 Nov 2017
Mainstream media report on kids and obesity
Study links addiction and eating disorders for the first time
A history of obesity prior to 2003
Brain imaging ties dopamine pathways to obesity
University of Connecticut researchers publish study on the addiction model as it relates to overeating
Study again implicates dopamine pathways in obesity and binge-eating disorder
Scientific American reports on the concept of obesity as an addiction
Research published studying public views on obesity and addiction, concluding that although the neurobiological view of food addiction is still developing, it has not yet altered the social stigma of obesity.
CBS News reports on food addiction study
Study explores concept of food addiction, again linked to dopamine
Study presents evidence that food addiction is a contributing factor to obesity
EEG study links obesity to addiction
British psychologist argues against "unnecessary medicalization of hedonic overeating"
McGill study concludes that while there is some overlap, obesity cannot be seen as a true addiction
Ashley Gearhardt presents evidence for addictive properties of certain foods
Dr. David Ludwig talks about food addiction and cravings
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