domingo, 20 de octubre de 2013

Is 'Food Addiction' Real?

BARCELONA, Spain ― Binge eating disorder (BED) is part of the recently published fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), marking its first appearance in any DSM. But what about binge eating obesity ― is it a type of food addiction? Should it be added to the next version of the DSM? Or is food addiction itself even a real disorder?
These are just some of the questions that were brought up during a presentation here at the 26th European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Congress.
Suzanne L. Dickson, PhD, told meeting attendees that because obesity has reached global epidemic proportions, there is an urgent need for understanding the mechanisms for uncontrolled food intake....

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