Multisensory control of ingestive movements and the myth of food addiction in obesity. Comment on Nazim Keven and Kathleen Akins, Neonatal imitation in context: sensory-motor development in the perinatal period

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Booth, David A (2017)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1017/S0140525X16000911
  • Subject: BF0180 | QP0001 | QP0431 | QP0136 | TX0341 | QP0351 | BF0608 | RM0214
    mesheuropmc: digestive, oral, and skin physiology

Some individuals have a neurogenetic vulnerability to developing strong facilitation of ingestive movements by learned configurations of biosocial stimuli. Condemning food as addictive is mere polemic, ignoring the contextualised sensory control of the mastication of each mouthful. To beat obesity, the least fattening of widely recognised eating patterns need to be measured and supported.
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