Food Addiction Research Education (FARE)
Food Addiction Research Education (FARE) grew out of a commitment to share with the public the scientific community’s increasing knowledge and understanding of how food affects the brain. FARE’s founders realized that this growing scientific knowledge about food addiction was being hidden by the food industry itself. Much as we have learned that nicotine and smoking causes lung cancer, we are discovering that specific foods can be addictive and cause obesity.
Brownell, Kelly B., and Gold, Mark S. (ed.) Food and Addiction: A Comprehensive Handbook. London: Oxford University Press, 2012.
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- Gearhardt AN, Corbin WR, Brownell KB. Preliminary validation of the Yale Food Addiction Scale. Appetite. 2009 Apr;52:430-436.