Is junk food addictive?

Bill Branson [Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons

New work from Paul Johnson and Paul Kenny (Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, FL) has elucidated the neurobiology underlying compulsive eating. Their results suggest that rats with easy access to high-fat diets may become addicted to the ‘junk’ food.

Lab Anim. (NY) 39, 126 (2010).
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