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Food and Addiction

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
15 April 2020 - MedicalXpress - How does sugar drive consumption? Scientists discover gut-brain sugar sensor in mice
MedicalXpress - Sugar changes the chemistry of your brain
14 November 2019 - The Conversation - Your brain on sugar: What the science actually says
17 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - Evidence of behavioral, biological similarities between compulsive overeating and addiction
20 September 2018 - MedicalXpress - Quitting junk food produces similar withdrawal-type symptoms as drug addiction
19 September 2018 - BMJ - Ban on sale of energy drinks to children
Schulte et al 2018 - Development of the Highly Processed Food Withdrawal Scale
30 August 2018 - 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
8 June 2018 - The Conversation - Young people in the UK drink more energy drinks than any other countries in Europe
14 May 2018 - MD Magazine - 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.
The Conversation - 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
24 Nov 2015 - FAB Research - 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
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
ScienceDaily - 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
12 June 2014 - ScienceDaily - Does food addiction exist? Research finds food addicts lacking psychological inhibition
Ventura et al 2014 - Neurobiologic basis of craving for carbohydrates.
30 Apr 2013 - BBC Radio 4 - Constant Cravings: Does Food Addiction Exist?
Choudhry et al 2013 - Body Weight and ADHD: Examining the Role of Self-Regulation
Sweet Poison
15 Jan 2013 - BMJ - Science Souring on Sugar
Page et al 2013 - Effects of fructose vs glucose on regional cerebral blood flow in brain regions involved with appetite and reward pathways
Kromann et al 2012 - A case of cola dependency in a woman with recurrent depression
12 Dec 2012 - MedicalXpress - Could ending your fatty food habit cause withdrawal symptoms and depression?
Sharma et al 2012 - Adaptations in brain reward circuitry underlie palatable food cravings and anxiety induced by high-fat diet withdrawal.
Nutrition and Addiction
Nature Editorial 2011 - Brain Burdens
5 Sept 2011 - NatureNews - Mental disorders affect more than a third of Europeans
Johnson et al 2011 - ADHD: is it time to reappraise the role of sugar consumption?