News tagged with food addiction

Food addiction: How processed food makes you eat more

Most people have the strong desire for a normal weight but in many developed countries such as Australia, only a minority are able to achieve it. Research we recently published provides an insight into why. ...

Aug 26, 2013
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How the brain influences our eating behaviour

Why do we overeat and consume more calories than we need? Is food our way of rewarding ourselves, and can stress make us want to eat more? These are just some of the questions a European food study aims to ...

May 06, 2013
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Binge eating may lead to addiction-like behaviors

A history of binge eating -- consuming large amounts of food in a short period of time -- may make an individual more likely to show other addiction-like behaviors, including substance abuse, according to Penn State College ...

Apr 24, 2012
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Crack cocaine wreaks havoc in Rio shantytown

Firecrackers and sporadic gunfire greeted the police-escorted social workers as they drove into northern Rio's Jacarezinho shantytown, home to a large population of crack cocaine addicts.

Sep 14, 2012
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