A study has found that overeating can be a form of addiction. Researchers monitored signals from the stomach to the brain using a device called an Implantable Gastric Stimulator.
Researchers say they need to do further research in order to learn how these signals are transmitted in the hope that it can help them figure out how to treat obesity. They say that, as with drug addiction, they may need to address emotional issues of obese patients rather than just physical issues.
It’s not really a surprise to hear that eating is an addiction for some people. Just as with alcohol and drugs, there are some people who can partake in food in moderation with no problem and there are those who are addicted to the way that eating makes them feel.