Scientific Research on the Addictive Nature of Sugar

by | Apr 1, 2014

For further reading, the following is a list of some of the key scientific research supporting sugar’s addictive properties and carbohydrates as narcotics:

 

“Sugar is fueling a global obesity pandemic, contributing to 35 million deaths annually worldwide from noncommunicable diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer.”

“The Toxic Truth About Sugar”

 

Intense sweetness surpasses cocaine reward 
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Evidence for sugar addiction: behavioral and neurochemical effects of intermittent, excessive sugar intake. 
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Carbohydrate craving: a double-blind, placebo-controlled test of the self-medication hypothesis. 
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Abuse potential of carbohydrates for overweight carbohydrate cravers. 
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Evidence that intermittent, excessive sugar intake causes endogenous opioid dependence 
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Naloxone, an opiate blocker, reduces the consumption of sweet high-fat foods in obese and lean female binge eaters. 
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The Brain Connection

 

Evidence of gender differences in the ability to inhibit brain activation elicited by food stimulation 
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Food Cravings, Endogenous Opioid Peptides, and Food Intake: A Review 
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Depression and weight gain: the serotonin connection. 
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