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Critical Brain Nutrients: Evidence that Current Dietary Advice Harms Mental Health – and Potential Solutions
FAB WEBINAR - How Food Affects Your Brain: The Role of Nutrition and Diet in the Mental Health Crisis
Highly processed foods can be considered addictive like tobacco products, study claims
Counting cravings for coffee and soft drinks
A taste for sweet – an anthropologist explains the evolutionary origins of why you're programmed to love sugar
Foods high in added fats and refined carbs are like cigarettes – addictive and unhealthy
Sugar: why some people experience side-effects when they quit
Sugar overload may be a recipe for long-term problems
Unhealthy Foods Aren’t Just Bad For You, They May Also Be Addictive
High fructose intake may drive aggressive behaviors, ADHD and bipolar disorder
Study pinpoints brain cells that trigger sugar cravings and consumption
How does sugar drive consumption? Scientists discover gut-brain sugar sensor in mice
Researchers find a western-style diet can impair brain function
Sugar changes the chemistry of your brain
Your brain on sugar: What the science actually says
Evidence of behavioral, biological similarities between compulsive overeating and addiction
Sugar's sick secrets: How industry forces have manipulated science to downplay the harm
Quitting junk food produces similar withdrawal-type symptoms as drug addiction
Ban on sale of energy drinks to children
BBC News - Government proposes energy drinks ban for children
Neuroscience News - How the Brain Controls Food Cravings
Foods combining fats and carbohydrates more rewarding than foods with just fats or carbs
Young people in the UK drink more energy drinks than any other countries in Europe
Sugar in the diet may increase risks of opioid addiction
Is sugar the world's most popular drug?
Excess sugar consumption ‘similar to cocaine addiction', says study
1 Dec 2015 - Foodnavigator - Sugar addiction much harder to address than salt
Robert Lustig: the man who believes sugar is poison
Researchers examine how the brain and body respond to glucose and fructose
Sugar Provides Better Stress Relief Than Aspartame; Why We Eat Junk Food When We're Stressed
01 April 2015 - ScienceDaily - Dangers of adolescent energy drink consumption for the heart: Cardiologists urge physicians, parents, educators to monitor adolescents' energy drink consumption more closely
13 March 2015 - EurekAlert - Energy drinks raise resting blood pressure
Want pizza, chocolate, French fries? Highly processed foods linked to addictive eating
18 Feb 2015 - The Conversation - Here’s what happens to your brain when you give up sugar for Lent
09 February 2015 - ScienceDaily - Energy drinks significantly increase hyperactivity in schoolchildren, study finds
02 August 2014 - Conference notes - FAB Research conference: Sugar, fat, food and addiction: New approaches to the public health crisis
BBC News - Tax fizzy drinks and ban junk food ads, say doctors
BBC News - How we became addicted to sugar
BBC Website - Are we emotionally what we eat?