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Research in the News: Is food addicting? Not so fast, Yale researchers caution

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 10:10am
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Although some recent scientific reports have equated the over-consumption of food to drug addiction, there are many differences between the neurobiology of the behaviors, Yale School of Medicine researchers report.

In an exhaustive review of literature on food-seeking and addiction published Sept. 25 in the journal Nature Neuroscience, Yale scientists Ralph DiLeone, Jane Taylor, and Marina Picciotto argue for the need to develop an integrated model to study both behaviors and tailor treatments.

Read about the research.

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