Neurobiology of food addiction

Daniel M Blumenthal, Mark S Gold
2010 Current opinion in clinical nutrition and metabolic care  
Introduction A growing body of empirical and experiential evidence indicates that certain individuals can develop maladaptive patterns of consuming behaviors and substances that are essential for survival, including food and sex [1 ]. This paper will review current, and proposed, definitions of substance use disorders, recent advances in our understanding of the physiology of addiction and food consumption, newly published evidence of food addiction, freshly developed tools to better
more » ... e pathological appetitive behaviors, and pharmacological treatments for obesity currently under development.
doi:10.1097/mco.0b013e32833ad4d4 pmid:20495452 fatcat:bwsq5atqzncyljkvfh6brjrmtq