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2014-06-27 23:08:31

Recent study suggests certain women are more prone to food addiction. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Destination Hope's alcohol and drug rehab for women is seeing a rise in food addiction clients, and a new study explores why this might be the case. A health psychology study out of the University of Luxembourg, Is Food Addiction Real, has found that some women do appear to be more prone to food addiction than others. The researchers suggest that both nature and nurture...

2014-01-29 08:29:40

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- While the notion of food addiction is fairly new and remains somewhat controversial, a new study points to a certain population of women who fit a food addict profile. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140129/MN54400) Research published January 22, 2014, online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition studied food addiction among 134,175 middle-aged and older women who participated in the Nurses' Health Study....

Addiction To Food Linked To Impulsivity
2014-01-25 06:05:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from the University of Georgia (UGA), published in the journal Appetite, reveals that the same kinds of impulsive behavior that leads some individuals to abuse alcohol and drugs may also contribute to an unhealthy relationship with food. The research team found that people with impulsive personalities were more likely to report higher levels of food addiction, which can lead to obesity. Food addiction is a compulsive...

2013-10-07 13:31:46

This press release is in support of a presentation by Professor Suzanne Dickson on Monday Oct. 7 at the 26th ECNP Congress in Barcelona, Spain Food addiction is not yet recognized as a mental disorder but certain obese individuals clearly display addictive-like behavior towards food. To achieve a formal diagnostic status, 'food addiction' requires a stronger evidence base to support the claim that certain ingredients have addictive properties identical to addictive drugs of abuse. This...

2013-07-05 23:03:29

Hilton Head Health (H3) is the first weight loss spa in the world to address the controversial topic of food addiction and how to overcome it in their newest workshop, F.A.R. (Food Addiction Recovery) taking place July 25th-27th, 2013. Hilton Head Island, SC (PRWEB) July 05, 2013 F.A.R. is a three-day workshop led by H3’s Director of Behavioral Health, Lisette Cifaldi, MSW, LMSW. Having experienced a 50 pound weight loss and maintenance, Cifaldi joined the H3 team knowing that she would...

Addicted To Chocolate? Your Eyes May Just Be Able To Give You Away
2013-06-25 04:50:44

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study led by Drexel University has found a common, low-cost ophthalmological tool can measure the brain’s pleasure response to tasting food through the eyes. If the results are validated, this method could have applications for research and clinical work in food addiction and obesity prevention. The study testing the use of electroretinography (ERG) to indicate increases in the neurotransmitter dopamine in the retina, was led...

2013-06-20 23:24:37

Studies show that high-fructose corn syrup can cause behavioral reactions in rats similar to drugs of abuse, such as cocaine, and that food addiction could be similar. Prescopodene Nutritionals feels they can help food addiction and intake with their diet supplements. 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...

Is Food Addiction Real?
2013-04-22 14:34:47

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The word ℠addiction´ was once reserved for the hardest and most dangerous of substances, and typically elicited an image of a person in a helpless and deplorable state of existence. Psychologists have since been testing the boundaries of this definition, finding examples of Internet addiction, gambling addictions and addictions to pornography and sex. Some have even discovered that the same portion of the brain...


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