There is a consensus that obesity and addiction are similar, showing overlap in cognition, neural activity and personality traits. A new study using a more nuanced approach for analysing traits reveals how obesity and addiction are less similar than previously thought, while the construct of uncontrolled eating is closely related to addiction.
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Brown, E.C., Park, S.Q. Obesity and addiction. Nat Hum Behav 4, 10–11 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-019-0622-6