Obesity as Salt and Fat Addiction


“Sodium-laced and commercially cooked food which make up more than 60% of the average American’s daily diet is every bit as addicting as heroin or cocaine,” says Dr. James Cocores, a leading food researcher and nationally recognized addiction expert

This breakthrough, that provides the first credible explanation for the obesity epidemic is described in Dr. Cocores’ landmark, white paper “The Salted Food Addiction Hypothesis may explain overeating and the obesity epidemic” published in “Medical Hypotheses” Journal (2009;73: 892-899). He is also the author of Bright Foods – Discover the Surprising Link Between Food and Learning, Memory, Mood, and Performance (amazon.com).

“Thinking outside this fat-box requires taking extra steps plus a little round trip down the rabbit hole. We must completely refocus our efforts to understand the biology of food addiction that creates the same compulsion to overeat that’s provoked by the same mechanism (and behavior) in the brain that causes drug addiction. Understanding how the brain’s pleasure center sensitizes your brain to “abuse” or overeat certain processed foods is essential,” stated Dr. Cocores.

Read more: http://www.bradenton.com/2010/06/08/2343936/obesity-is-a-disease-of-the-brain.html#ixzz0qGr81S10

Eating Disorder Self Test. Take the EAT-26 self test to see if you might have eating disorder symptoms that might require professional evaluation. All answers are confidential.

Find a Treatment Facility Near You

Click on a state below to find eating disorder treatment options that could be right for you.

The information provided on EatingDisorders.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her health professional. This information is solely for informational and educational purposes and we encourage all visitors to see a licensed physician if they believe that they have an eating disorder. The publication of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider. Neither the owners or employees of EatingDisorders.com nor the author(s) of site content take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of medication which results from reading this site. Always speak with your primary health care provider before engaging in any form of self treatment. Please see our Legal Statement for further information.

Copyright © 2008-2017 EatingDisorders.com.
Company Information

© 2017 EatingDisorders.com. All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of EatingDisorders.com's terms of service and privacy policy. The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified health care provider.