Dr. Shayesteh: Are you addicted to food?

Dr. Shayesteh and food addiction

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – Dr. Shayesteh said food addiction is real.

He said new research shows that people can become addicted to food just like they can become addicted to cocaine or heroin because eating certain foods triggers a hormone called dopamine, which is found in the part of the brain that controls pleasure.

Dr. Shayesteh said the top five addicting foods are chocolate, potato chips, cookies, ice cream and pizza.

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