September 7, 2012

Could We Be Addicted to Food?

Steve Connor, The Independent


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Food addiction could be one of the reasons behind the rising number of individuals suffering from eating disorders and obesity, scientists have said.

Food is not currently included in the official diagnostic manual of addictive substances, but scientists believe excessive over-eating shares many of the psychological characteristics associated with other ´╗┐addictions, such as gambling and compulsive stealing.

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