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Lesson 3.4 – Can you become addicted to food?

In this lesson we will examine yet another complicating factor that can thwart intentions to lose weight and maintain weight loss – the similarities between how our brain behaves when confronted with food and how it behaves when confronted with drugs of abuse. The realization that there are many commonalities between the addicted brain and the obese brain is a recent one, and it has significant implications for treatments of obesity.

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