Food addiction: its prevalence and significant association with obesity in the general population.

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Pedram, Pardis; Wadden, Danny; Amini, Peyvand; Gulliver, Wayne; Randell, Edward; Cahill, Farrell; Vasdev, Sudesh; Goodridge, Alan; Carter, Jacqueline C.; Zhai, Guangju; Ji, Yunqi; Sun, Guang;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 8,issue 9 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3762779, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0074832
  • Subject: Global Health | Research Article | Biology | Behavioral and Social Aspects of Health | Clinical Research Design | Medicine | Eating Disorders | Epidemiology | Q | Nutrition | R | Population Biology | Science | Environmental Epidemiology | Obesity | Public Health | Endocrinology | Health Screening
    mesheuropmc: mental disorders | digestive, oral, and skin physiology

Background ‘Food addiction’ shares a similar neurobiological and behavioral framework with substance addiction. However whether, and to what degree, ‘food addiction’ contributes to obesity in the general population is unknown. Objectives to assess 1) the prevalence of ‘... View more
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