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dc.contributor.authorFletcher, Paul
dc.contributor.authorKenny, Paul J
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-13T00:31:19Z
dc.date.available2018-11-13T00:31:19Z
dc.date.issued2018-12
dc.identifier.issn0893-133X
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/284983
dc.description.abstractCan food be addictive? What does it mean to be a food addict? Do common underlying neurobiological mechanisms contribute to drug and food addiction? These vexing questions have been the subject of considerable interest and debate in recent years, driven in large part by the major health concerns associated with dramatically increasing body weights and rates of obesity in the United States, Europe, and other regions with developed economies. No clear consensus has yet emerged on the validity of the concept of food addiction and whether some individuals who struggle to control their food intake can be considered food addicts. Some, including Fletcher, have argued that the concept of food addiction is unsupported, as many of the defining features of drug addiction are not seen in the context of feeding behaviors. Others, Kenny included, have argued that food and drug addiction share similar features that may reflect common underlying neural mechanisms. Here, Fletcher and Kenny argue the merits of these opposing positions on the concept of food addiction.
dc.description.sponsorshipWellcome Trust Bernard Wolfe Health Neurosciencce Fund National Institutes of Health, USA
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronic
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.subjectAnimals
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectObesity
dc.subjectFeeding Behavior
dc.subjectBehavior, Addictive
dc.subjectReward
dc.subjectEating
dc.subjectFood Addiction
dc.titleFood addiction: a valid concept?
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage2513
prism.issueIdentifier13
prism.publicationDate2018
prism.publicationNameNeuropsychopharmacology
prism.startingPage2506
prism.volume43
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.32354
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-08-15
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1038/s41386-018-0203-9
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-12
dc.contributor.orcidFletcher, Paul [0000-0001-8257-1517]
dc.identifier.eissn1740-634X
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idWellcome Trust (100574/Z/12/Z)
pubs.funder-project-idWellcome Trust (206368/Z/17/Z)
cam.issuedOnline2018-09-06
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-03-06


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