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Can food be addicting?

Postby har0bed1813 » Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:10 pm

According to some tv programs food, especially sugar and carbohydrates can be addicting.. how much of that is true?
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Postby Chris4 » Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:41 pm

addictive. It might be true. I've heard it aswell. But they are not like a drug like alcohol or nicotine. No way near as addictive. If you like something can you class it as addiction? I dont think so.

We are obsessed with obesity now and for good reasons and this gives people an excuse to eat lots. Oh, im addicted, some tv program said so. No, your greedy.

You could ask if greed is a form of addiction. Debatable. :?

Try taking addictive drugs then you will really see what addiction is. On second thoughts, DON'T :lol:
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Postby mith » Wed Jun 08, 2005 5:22 pm

I know soda drinks are. My cousin used to drink coke when he was 3 years old...My aunt said he would cry at night if he didn't get his coke.
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Postby biostudent84 » Wed Jun 08, 2005 7:30 pm

mithrilhack wrote:I know soda drinks are. My cousin used to drink coke when he was 3 years old...My aunt said he would cry at night if he didn't get his coke.


Soda is because of the caffeine, a stimulant drug. If you get caffeine-free soda, you won't become addicted to it.
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Postby Chris4 » Wed Jun 08, 2005 7:49 pm

biostudent84 wrote:
mithrilhack wrote:I know soda drinks are. My cousin used to drink coke when he was 3 years old...My aunt said he would cry at night if he didn't get his coke.


Soda is because of the caffeine, a stimulant drug. If you get caffeine-free soda, you won't become addicted to it.


And being so young the addiction will be a lot stronger.
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Postby mith » Wed Jun 08, 2005 7:59 pm

It's as much the sugar as the caffiene though. I know in elementary school, there's a kid who would buy at least 1 sprite per day...he'd borrow money to buy it
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Postby MrMistery » Wed Jun 08, 2005 8:32 pm

I think it's like chris4 said. I don't think he was addictited to it i think he just liked it a lot and simply wanted more and more. Lol, that is the deffinition of addiction. So, it may be true, but only if your stomach is stronger than your brain
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Postby b_d_41501 » Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:44 pm

I think i'm addicted!! lol. I need to exercise.
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Postby novacasanova » Tue Aug 02, 2005 6:33 am

Food addictions with extreme withdrawals are well described. Check out Chemical Exposures [--] Low Levels and High Stakes by Nicholas Ashford and Claudia Miller, John Wiley & Sons, 1998
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Postby iri_black » Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:28 am

I think in the case of chocolate it is addiction. Some studies show that after ingestion of chocolate a release of serotonin takes place....so it could be addictive :)

I don't know if that's the case with all kinds of food though :roll:
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Postby Jokkon » Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:05 pm

if u eat really dark chocolate i guess or a lot of them heheh
most canday bar contains very little chocolate
i wouldnt mind getting addicted to chocolate though
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Postby novacasanova » Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:09 am

ELISA/ACT Biotechnologies combine a Lymphatic Response Assay (LRA) with an Enzyme-Linked-Immunosorbant Assay (ELISA) and an Advanced Cell test (ACT)-- hence the name of the organization: ELISA/ACT Biotechnologies. This comprehensive test detects delayed immune sensitivities to various food proteins and chemicals. The methods, findings, and outcomes have been clinically proven.

ELISA/ACT immunologists report that people tend to become addicted to the foods they're intolerance of. I've experienced such food addiction and it was torture. I had to give up my favorite foods (pizza, Chinese food and yes, chocolate).

(I had a constellation of bizarre health problems, some of which were life threatening and debilitating. I'm certain that my health records would fascinate the biologists and students here. Perhaps some day I'll make a post delving into my previous health issues)
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