Poll: obesity a result of addiction
The University of Queensland
University of Queensland researchers have found most Australians and Americans believe food is addictive and comparable to drug addiction.
The researchers used an online survey to assess public attitudes toward obesity and gauge opinions on the causes and risk factors of obesity.
UQ's School of Population Health Masters graduate Natalia Lee said despite significant support to treat obesity as a form of addiction, participants saw eating and weight as an individual's responsibility.
“While participants believed food addiction to be a cause of obesity, this did not change their attitudes towards obese people or the most effective way of treating obesity,” Mrs Lee said.
“This finding alone