What personality types face food addiction: answer from a nutritionist
UK nutrition expert Michael Mosley notes that the presence of certain hereditary factors may predispose people to various forms of addiction, including food addiction. These factors are associated with the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that plays a key role in brain function.
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Mosley argues that signs of addictive behavior include an impulsive personality type and a constant desire for reward.
Mosley explains that addiction is characterized by a lack of control over consuming or taking something. In addition to drugs and alcohol, there are also “less dangerous” forms of addiction, such as food addiction. A study by Yale University researchers has confirmed that eating foods high in fat and carbohydrates, such as chocolate, chips, fast food and cookies, can be addictive in certain people.
It is likely that daily consumption of such foods changes brain function. Signs of addictive behavior include impulsiveness and pleasure seeking.
Mosley concludes that addiction tendencies are largely determined by genetics, upbringing, personality, and social environment. At the same time, the basis of any addiction is the increased release of dopamine that occurs when performing certain addictive actions and is accompanied by pleasant sensations, such as tasty food, pleasant smells or communication with pets.