Food Addiction: New trend in rehabs?

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Sugar rehab: New treatment for not-so-sweet addiction

Sandie Leonard couldn’t wait to get her next fix. She would wake up with cravings and search her hiding spots when she felt low — in her kitchen, her car, her desk at school.

Leonard’s drug of choice? Sugar.

While “food addiction” is still a controversial label, recent research estimates that more than 8 percent of women ages 45 to 64 could be considered food addicts. Sugar may play on the reward centers of the brain and cause the same highs and withdrawal as illegal drugs.

What is the effect of sugar addiction on the brain?

The effect of sugar addiction on the brain has been seen now in both clinical — trials, as well as in animal work that we have done in the laboratory. … What we see (in the reward center of the brain) are identical, indistinguishable changes between sugar or food addiction and any other addiction, for instance, cocaine, methamphetamine, morphine, alcohol.

 

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Sugar rehab: New treatment for not-so-sweet addiction
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