With obesity rates among adults and children increasing in Canada and the U.S., more public health experts and advocates are beginning to look at how food addiction, which many argue is parallel to problems related to drugs and alcohol, may be contributing to the issue.
Eating might be giving you a high – literally, according to a new study that showed rats fed high-fat diets produced a response similar to what happens when you use marijuana. (Interestingly, they also tested sugar and protein, but didn’t find the same reaction.) The chemical the high-fat diet produced helps regulate mood, stress and appetite.
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