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(p. 439) Food and Addiction: Scientific, Social, Legal, and Legislative Implications 

(p. 439) Food and Addiction: Scientific, Social, Legal, and Legislative Implications
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(p. 439) Food and Addiction: Scientific, Social, Legal, and Legislative Implications
Author(s):

Kelly D. Brownell

and Mark S. Gold

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199738168.003.0066
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date: 19 November 2019

Chapter 66 presents concluding comments on the scientific, social, legal, and legislative implications of food and food addiction. It summarises if addiction to food is a viable concept, mapping biology on to human experience, compelling biological advances, which substances might be addictive and why, who is the most vulnerable, what role the government should play, and policy lessons from other areas (access and cost, marketing), the legal importance of food and addiction, the likely response from the food industry.

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