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Research Suggests That Unhealthy Food Addiction Could Explain Global Obesity Epidemic
Date:6/20/2013

Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) June 20, 2013

In an article found on Science Daily's website, research was presented recently, that can show similarities between an addiction to drugs, and an addiction to food. This could explain the current global obesity pandemic.

To test the hypothesis that one can be addicted to food just as one can be addicted to drugs, Dr Francesco Leri, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science at the University of Guelph, has studied the effects of food containing high concentrations of sugar, fats and taste enhancers on rats.

Dr. Leri investigated the consumptions of “addictive foods” in the bodies and brains of rats. "We are not rats, but our children do not think too much about the impact of sweets on their brain and behaviour. There is now convincing neurobiological and behavioral evidence indicating that addiction to food is possible. Our primary objective is to discover biological predictors of vulnerability to develop excessive consumption of high fructose corn syrup," says Leri.

One reason that obesity around the world is occurring is the increased availability of foods that have a very delicious flavor and is palatable for many people. Naturally, this doesn’t mean that everybody is overweight. It’s suggested that every person is different in their vulnerability to addiction.

When surveyed about cocaine use, out of those who said they’ve tried it, only a small number of them have actually gotten addicted. Dr Leri’s research has been all about trying to find if the same could be said about food addiction.

Because of the finds of Dr Leri, pharmacological interventions could begin to occur for those people struggling with food addiction and weight issues. With this information out in the open, the public
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