People addicted to food could be treated with a regular narcolepsy drug, reports a recent study. Modafinil, a drug used in treating impulsiveness in ADHD and schizophrenia, might help reduce the impulsiveness in food addicts as well, noted the researchers.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 15, 2016
Addicted to pizza? People have long joked about their addiction to certain food and everyone takes it in stride. Researchers found that highly processed foods share common characteristics with abusive drugs.
LIFE October 24, 2015
A chemical found in most addicitve drugs was found to be present in dairy products. Such discovery may explain why cheese is hard to resist.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 23, 2015
The most addicting foods have been identified, and they are exactly the ones one might suspect.
LIFE February 25, 2015
Women who show PTSD symptoms are more likely to meet food addiction criteria. Around 7 to 8 percent of Americans suffer from PTSD at some point in their life.
LIFE September 18, 2014
Researchers found that people who have impulsive personalities are more likely to be addicted to food.
LIFE January 28, 2014