Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Battle of the bulges

When unhealthy foods hijack overeaters’ brains
By LAURAN NEERGAARD / The Associated Press

... The scientist who once led the government’s attack on addictive cigarettes can’t wander through part of San Francisco without craving a local shop’s chocolate-covered pretzels. Stop at one cookie? Rarely.

It’s not an addiction but it’s similar, and he’s far from alone. Kessler’s research suggests millions share what he calls “conditioned hypereating” — a willpower-sapping drive to eat high-fat, high-sugar foods even when they’re not hungry ...

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http://power2people.typepad.com/nancy/ said...

I know exactly what he is talking about!!!!!

Nancy said...

Let me try again with the Name/URL part.