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Food and Addiction

Brewerton et al 2024 - Dismantling the myth of "all foods fit" in eating disorder treatment.
Gearhardt et al 2023 - Social, clinical, and policy implications of ultra-processed food addiction
Eyre H et al 2023 - Good Food is Vital for Brain Health So We Must Change the Food Industry
Contreras-Rodriguez et al 2022 - Dissecting ultra-processed foods and drinks: Do they have a potential to impact the brain?
Foods high in added fats and refined carbs are like cigarettes – addictive and unhealthy
Unhealthy Foods Aren’t Just Bad For You, They May Also Be Addictive
Robert H. Lustig 2020 - Ultraprocessed Food: Addictive, Toxic, and Ready for Regulation
Study pinpoints brain cells that trigger sugar cravings and consumption
Jensen-Cody et al 2020 - FGF21 Signals to Glutamatergic Neurons to Suppress Carbohydrate Intake
How does sugar drive consumption? Scientists discover gut-brain sugar sensor in mice
Researchers find a western-style diet can impair brain function
Stevenson et al 2020 - Hippocampal-dependent appetitive control is impaired by experimental exposure to a Western-style diet
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
Moore et al 2019 - Reward sensitivity deficits in a rat model of compulsive eating behavior
Hall et al 2019 - Ultra-Processed Diets Cause Excess Calorie Intake and Weight Gain: An Inpatient Randomized Controlled Trial of Ad Libitum Food Intake
Moore et al 2019 - Neuropharmacology of compulsive eating
Wiss et al 2018 - Sugar Addiction: From Evolution to Revolution
Studies raise questions over how epigenetic information is inherited
Quitting junk food produces similar withdrawal-type symptoms as drug addiction
Ban on sale of energy drinks to children
Schulte et al 2018 - Development of the Highly Processed Food Withdrawal Scale
BBC News - Government proposes energy drinks ban for children
Lowe et al 2018 - The neurocognitive mechanisms underlying food cravings and snack food consumption
14 August 2018 - MedicalXpress - Mixing energy drinks with alcohol could enhance the negative effects of binge drinking
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
ADHD Symptoms Directly Relate to Binge and Restrictive Eating
Kaisari et al 2018 - Associations Between Core Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Both Binge and Restrictive Eating
Lee et al 2017 - Cost of high prevalence mental disorders: Findings from the 2007 Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing.
Sugar in the diet may increase risks of opioid addiction
28 Jul-2 Aug 2017 - Bethesda USA - ISNPR 2017 (International Society for Nutrition in Psychiatry Research)
Edlow et al 2017 - Maternal obesity and neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders in offspring.
Horman and Levi 2016 - Neuroscience of Reward: Implications for Food Addiction and Nutrition Policy
Visram et al 2016 - Consumption of energy drinks by children and young people: a rapid review examining evidence of physical effects and consumer attitudes
Wise et al 2016 - Reduced dietary intake of simple sugars alters perceived sweet taste intensity but not perceived pleasantness
1 Dec 2015 - Foodnavigator - Sugar addiction much harder to address than salt
Why Most People Fail to 'Get the Fats Right' - and How You can do Better!
Rivera et al 2015 - The role of maternal obesity in the risk of neuropsychiatric disorders
Researchers examine how the brain and body respond to glucose and fructose
Sanchis-Gomar et al 2015 - Energy Drink Overconsumption in Adolescents: Implications for Arrhythmias and Other Cardiovascular Events.
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
Want pizza, chocolate, French fries? Highly processed foods linked to addictive eating
Schulte et al 2015 - Which foods may be addictive?
18 Feb 2015 - The Conversation - Here’s what happens to your brain when you give up sugar for Lent
Meule and Gearhardt 2014 - Food Addiction in the Light of DSM-5
Hebebrand et al, 2014 - “Eating addiction”, rather than “food addiction”, better captures addictive-like eating behavior
Does food addiction exist? Research finds food addicts lacking psychological inhibition