Highly processed foods tied to addictive eating, may pave way for obesity treatment

February 18, 2015 7:00 PM

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Highly processed foods tied to addictive eating, may pave way for obesity treatment

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.

The study, published in PLOS ONE, found that individuals with symptoms of food addiction or with higher body mass indexes reported greater problems with highly processed foods, suggesting a sensitivity to the possible “reward” properties of these foods, lead author Erica Schulte, a U-M psychology do...

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