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Obesity as an addiction: Why do the obese eat more?
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PMID:  21376484     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The rising number of obese individuals on a global scale has led the scientific community to determine the causes for this disease. Besides over-consumption of high-caloric foods and/or endocrine dysfunction, food addiction has been found to be a major culprit for weight gain. Food addiction results from craving certain food or food-substances so as to obtain a state of heightened pleasure, energy or excitement. Major intervention is needed in curbing these cravings and suppressing the appetite to promote weight loss. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has been applied to study why obese individuals overeat. Introduction of this technology will serve as a means in paving the way for new weight loss drugs.
Authors:
Karen M von Deneen; Yijun Liu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Maturitas     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-4111     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
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Created Date:  2011-3-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7807333     Medline TA:  Maturitas     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
Affiliation:
Life Sciences Research Center, School of Life Sciences and Technology, Xidian University, Xi'an, China; Department of Psychiatry and McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida, 100 Newell Dr. L4-100K, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA.
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