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EM Schulte, NM Avena and AN Gearhardt
Abstract
We propose that highly processed foods share pharmacokinetic properties (e.g. concentrated dose, rapid rate of absorption) with drugs of abuse, due to the addition of fat and/or refined carbohydrates and the rapid rate the refined carbohydrates are absorbed into the system, indicated by glycemic load (GL). The current study provides preliminary evidence for the foods and food attributes implicated in addictive-like eating.
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Addiction, Glycemic index, Glycemic load, Drug addiction, Pharmacokinetics, Food, Carbohydrate, Nutrition
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