Sugar causes ‘major changes’ to brain’s reward systems, study says

What does it mean to say someone has a food addiction? The topic has long been controversial among scientists, with some saying that consuming large amounts of sugar (and/or fat and salt) excites the brain’s reward system, leading to drug-like addictions. Others say that food addiction is better classified as a behavioral addiction, where people become dependent on a behavior because the action itself makes them feel good. ….[READ]