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Are Foods Addictive or Just Delicious?


Are Foods Addictive or Just Delicious?

Khoo, Shaun Yon-Seng ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0972-3788 (2019) Are Foods Addictive or Just Delicious? Knowing Neurons .

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We are surrounded by an abundance of delicious food. Throughout the developed world, cooking shows saturate our televisions and streaming video feeds advertise greasy burgers and decadent chocolates. Our addiction to food is so powerful that despite obesity affecting more than a third of the world’s adults over the age of 35, no country has had success in reducing obesity for over 30 years. But is food addiction the same as drug addiction? What are some of the similarities and differences between the way the brain processes foods and drugs?

Divisions:Concordia University > Research Units > Centre for Studies in Behavioural Neurobiology
Item Type:Article
Authors:Khoo, Shaun Yon-Seng
Journal or Publication:Knowing Neurons
Date:4 April 2019
Keywords:Addiction, Basolateral Amygdala, Classical Conditioning, Cocaine, Dopamine, glutamate, Neurotransmitters, Nucleus Accumbens Core, obesity, Operant Conditioning, Pavlov, Psychology, Relapse, Sugar, Tolerance, Withdrawal
ID Code:985261
Deposited On:24 Apr 2019 19:33
Last Modified:24 Apr 2019 19:33


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