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Overeating and Obesity: should we use the phrase “food addiction”?

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Sci is at Neurotic Physiology today talking about a recent “Prespectives” paper in Nature Reviews Neuroscience on the model of “food addiction”. It has pluses and minuses, but does it really exist? I’ve got a post over there on the evidence for and against, with some suggestions on how to make the model better. Head over and check it out.

Scicurious About the Author: Scicurious is a PhD in Physiology, and is currently a postdoc in biomedical research. She loves the brain. And so should you. Follow on Twitter @Scicurious.

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