Food addiction in obese candidates for bariatric surgery

Adrian Meule, Daniela Heckel & Andrea Kübler
Background: Recent evidence suggests that ‘hyperpalatable’ foods can have an addictive potential. Accordingly, excessive food consumption like in binge eating disorder or obesity could similarly be fostered by addictive components. In humans, such addictive eating patterns can be measured[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]