How to treat food addiction

A new poll shows 1 in 8 Americans over the age of 50 are addicted to highly processed foods.  

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Signs of food addiction can include intense cravings, having trouble cutting down on how much you’re eating, and experiencing withdrawal.

Registered dietitians say there is also no one direct cause for food addiction.
For example, someone might be triggered by an event or use food to help cope with their emotions.

Researchers say doctors should ask their patients about food addictions, which can help them get the right treatment and improve their overall physical and mental health.