Evidence that ‘food addiction’ is a valid phenotype of obesity.

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MedWorm: Binge Eating Disorder
Evidence that ‘food addiction’ is a valid phenotype of obesity.
Authors: Davis C, Curtis C, Levitan RD, Carter JC, Kaplan AS, Kennedy JL
Abstract
There is growing evidence of ‘food addiction’ (FA) in sugar- and fat-bingeing animals. The purpose of this study was to investigate the legitimacy of this disorder in the human condition. It was also our intention to extend the validation of the Yale Food Addiction Scale (YFAS) – the first tool developed to identify individuals with addictive tendencies towards food. Using a sample of obese adults (aged 25-45 years), and a case-control methodology, we focused our assessments on three domains relevant to the characterization of conventional substance-dependence disorders: clinical co-morbidities, psychological risk factors, and abnormal motivation for the addictive substance. Results were strongly supp…

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