Highly Processed Foods Tied to Addictive Eating, May Pave Way for Obesity Treatment

 – February 18, 2015  –– 

A new study from the University of Michigan and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai confirms what’s long been suspected— highly processed foods like chocolate, pizza and French fries are the most addictive. Researchers believe their findings may pave the way for more effective treatments for obesity. “This could help change the way we approach obesity treatment. It may not be a simple matter of 'cutting back' on certain foods, but rather, adopting methods used to curtail smoking, drinking and drug use,” Nicole Avena, an assistant professor of pharmacology and systems therapeutics at Icahn said in the news release.

- Nicole Avena, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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