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One in 20 Canadians is a food addict, Newfoundland researchers findResearchers from Newfoundland’s Memorial University say that 7% of women in their study, and three per cent of males — 5% of the population overall — met diagnostic criteria for food addiction, described by senior author Guang Sun as “compulsive overeating in harmful and unhealthy ways.” And although the condition is deemed controversial, the Memorial team says there is mounting evidence that some foods may activate the brain’s reward system in vulnerable people in ways similar to cocaine or alcohol.[Photo credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images files]

One in 20 Canadians is a food addict, Newfoundland researchers find
Researchers from Newfoundland’s Memorial University say that 7% of women in their study, and three per cent of males — 5% of the population overall — met diagnostic criteria for food addiction, described by senior author Guang Sun as “compulsive overeating in harmful and unhealthy ways.” And although the condition is deemed controversial, the Memorial team says there is mounting evidence that some foods may activate the brain’s reward system in vulnerable people in ways similar to cocaine or alcohol.
[Photo credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images files]

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    so…. one in twenty canadians is actually an american?
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    One in 20 Canadians is a food addict, Newfoundland researchers find Researchers from Newfoundland’s Memorial University...
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    Am I the only one unfazed by this. I meant the Canadians came up with poutine…
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    Food addict😢