Special Issue "Food Addiction"


A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Tracy Burrows
School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW 2308, Australia
E-Mail: tracy.burrows@newcastle.edu.au

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The term, food addiction, is increasingly popular in published literature and highly topical in the mainstream media. Emerging evidence suggests that food addiction may be a previously unrecognized factor that contributes to the rise in obesity. Research suggests that similarities may exist between food addiction and other classic forms of dependence, such as those involving alcohol and drugs. This Special Issue will explore past and present research concerning food addiction.

Dr. Tracy Burrows
Guest Editor


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  • food addiction
  • food cues
  • reward
  • obesity
  • food behavior
  • food intake and receipt
  • fMRI
  • binge eating

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Nutrients 2014, 6(10), 4338-4353; doi:10.3390/nu6104338
Received: 18 August 2014; in revised form: 29 September 2014 / Accepted: 1 October 2014 / Published: 16 October 2014
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Nutrients 2014, 6(9), 3653-3671; doi:10.3390/nu6093653
Received: 24 July 2014; in revised form: 21 August 2014 / Accepted: 25 August 2014 / Published: 16 September 2014
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Last update: 9 January 2014

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