A study of children at the Oregon Research Institute suggested that those who are regular ice-cream eaters may need more and more of the sweet stuff over time to satisfy their brains’ reward centers. In another example, sugar-loving rats showed symptoms similar to those of opioid withdrawal, including chattering teeth and shaky paws, when their sugar was taken away.
The Times column was accompanied by a seven-question quiz about food addiction based on questions developed by Yale researchers. Take it and let us know—do you think you could have a problem with food addiction?
In our own review of nutrition science for our weight-loss plan The Digest Diet, we discovered that processed foods like cookies, chips and frozen meals may make us more prone to addiction, a point Parker-Pope also makes. What foods trigger your cravings?
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