Doctors say someone may have given you an addiction to food?
An addiction to food may be at the root of the obesity epidemic
in much of the United Kingdom
and United States.
A staggering one out of every three Plymouth
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children in primary school is overweight. This is a staggering high percent of
children. Although fast food consumption is very high it cannot account for the
millions of children now battling weight problems. A scientist is showing that an
addiction to food may be at the very root cause of the obesity crisis in the
Science links overeating with abuses
Scientist in Belgium
last year revealed that depression, ADHD and emotional issues in children and
adult cause the brain to crave food. The reason for this has to do with
hormones. Depression is growing in children and adults. A recent survey by the Mental Health
Foundation showed that 50% of university students showed signs of clinical
anxiety and more than one in 10 suffered from clinical depression. Studies show children as young as 10 are being diagnosed with major
depression in Plymouth and South Wales. An addiction to food may be at the root
cause of overeating and it may not be your fault. Dr. Piccardi of the University of Barcelona showed that a bad relationship,
marriage or childhood neglect can set a person's brain up for a future
addiction to eating.
Years to manifest
It may take years
for a problem with food to manifest. A bad relationship between mother and
daughter can cause an overeating problem to surface many years later. This has
been shown to be true in marriages as well. Julie Frier, NHS Plymouth
consultant in public health, stressed the vital importance of supporting
children to be healthy habits from birth.
The past is a
great indictor of a future addiction to food. A bad job, stress, or childhood depressions
(or abuses) can set the stage for a food addiction.
The connection to
food addictions and depression was shown earlier this year