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Food and Addiction A Comprehensive Handbook

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ISBN-10: 0199374570

ISBN-13: 9780199374571

Edition: 2014

Authors: Kelly D. Brownell, Mark S. Gold

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Can certain foods hijack the brain in ways similar to drugs and alcohol, and is this effect sufficiently strong to contribute to major diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, and hence constitute a public health menace? Terms like "chocoholic" and "food addict" are part ofpopular lore, some popular diet books discuss the concept of addiction, and there are food addiction programs with names like Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous. Clinicians who work with patients often hear the language of addiction when individuals speak of irresistible cravings, withdrawalsymptoms when starting a diet, and increasing intake of palatable foods over time. But what does science show, and how…    
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Book details

List price: $90.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 9.90" wide x 7.10" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English