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Study: Chocolate, BBQ addiction may be real
« on: April 22, 2004, 08:18:07 AM »
Study: Chocolate, BBQ addiction may be real
Leading addiction experts worked on the report

Wednesday, April 21, 2004 Posted: 12:59 PM EDT (1659 GMT)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- People who say they are addicted to chocolate or pizza may not be exaggerating, U.S.-based scientists said Tuesday.

A brain scan study of normal, hungry people showed their brains lit up when they saw and smelled their favorite foods in much the same way as the brains of cocaine addicts when they think about their next snort.

"Food presentation significantly increased metabolism in the whole brain (by 24 percent) and these changes were largest in superior temporal, anterior insula, and orbitofrontal cortices," they wrote.

These areas are associated with addiction.

An estimated 30 percent of Americans are obese, meaning they have a body mass index of more than 30. This ratio of height to weight usually works out to being about 30 pounds overweight for a woman and 35 to 40 pounds overweight for a man.

Wang and colleagues studied 12 men and women with an average age of 28. The volunteers fasted for just under a day and then underwent positron emission tomography, or PET scans, which measure brain metabolism.

They were asked to describe their favorite foods and how they like to eat them while they were presented with some of those foods.

"A cotton swab impregnated with the food was placed in their tongues so they could taste it," the researchers wrote.

"The favorite food items most frequently selected by the subjects were bacon-egg-cheese sandwich, cinnamon bun, pizza, hamburger with cheese, fried chicken, lasagna, barbecue, ice cream, brownie, and chocolate cake."

Several leading addiction experts worked on the report including Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

http://www.cnn.com/2004/HEALTH/04/21/cravings.reut/index.html
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Re:Study: Chocolate, BBQ addiction may be real
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2004, 09:35:53 AM »
Must be true, I was going through my pizza pictures yesterday when I posted my latest last night when I came across my Chicago picture with the dripping sauce.  Although I had just finished eating, I was strangely drawn to make a Chicago.
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Re:Study: Chocolate, BBQ addiction may be real
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2004, 11:39:18 AM »
I have that issue.  

I can just finish having like a Chicago style pizza and come on here and see a picture of a NY style and start going crazy want to make one.

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Re:Study: Chocolate, BBQ addiction may be real
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2004, 12:21:47 PM »
Although I am not a chocolate person, my wife is addicted as a person can get which goes well with my Barbecue & Pizza problem.

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Re:Study: Chocolate, BBQ addiction may be real
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2004, 09:51:47 PM »
In no particular order I have the following addictions

Pizza
Q
Chocolate
Sugar
Fresh Bread
Mom's Chicken and Dumplings
gravy

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Re:Study: Chocolate, BBQ addiction may be real
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2004, 09:28:35 AM »
Barbecue
Pizza
Grilled Hamburgers
Apple Pie
Strawberry pie
Keylime pie.
By the way, try the keylime pie in Smoke and Spice, although not tradtional it is very tasty.

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Re:Study: Chocolate, BBQ addiction may be real
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2004, 07:04:43 PM »
Pizza
Barbecue
Spiced shrimp
Steamed blue crabs
Mexican food
Chinese food
Red wine
French bread

I'm sure there's something that I've missed.
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Re:Study: Chocolate, BBQ addiction may be real
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2004, 09:18:54 AM »
PIZZA!
alaska crab legs
kosher hot dogs
Grilled Hamburgers
warm apple Pie/vanilla ice cream
soft chocolate chip cookies
sugar, ie: candy
Mexican food
Chinese food
edit to add philly cheese steaks.. oOoOoh!!

um anyone want to join me at the nearest rehab clinic
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Re:Study: Chocolate, BBQ addiction may be real
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2004, 05:51:36 PM »
Study: Chocolate, BBQ addiction may be real

Pizza
Grilled food (steaks, hamburgers, Shrimp)
Baked Poultry with Gravy, dumplings & the works
Chinese food
Fruit pies and Strudel


oh... the last time I had crab legs (snow crab) was in Florida ages ago, but I still have them in my memory. If I were to get my hands on them, look out.

Would we all fit in one elevator with or without the alarm going off? :o

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Re:Study: Chocolate, BBQ addiction may be real
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2004, 10:46:38 PM »
Scary elevator trip...

Should post a poll to get the average weight of the fanatical pizza eater i.e. pizza forum members...
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Re:Study: Chocolate, BBQ addiction may be real
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2004, 10:31:21 AM »
Do the poll with a sub group of before knowing of the site, and after finding the site!!! ;D ;D
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Re:Study: Chocolate, BBQ addiction may be real
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2004, 11:18:49 AM »
PIZZA!
edit to add philly cheese steaks.. oOoOoh!!

How could I forget Cheese Steaks.  Did those for some guest just a couple weeks ago.

I NEED to COOK!!!!
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