CURRENT RESEARCH: Highly Processed Foods Linked to Addictive Eating

25 Feb

processed food

University of Michigan psychology doctoral student, and study’s lead author Erica Schulte confirms that highly processed foods like chocolate, pizza and French fries are among the most addictive.  Published in PLOS ONE, this is one of the first studies to examine specifically which foods may be implicated in “food addiction,” which has become of growing interest to scientists and consumers in light of the obesity epidemic.  The significance of the findings may lead to adopting methods used to curtail smoking, drinking, and drug use.

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