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The Addiction Potential of Hyperpalatable Foods

Overview of attention for article published in Current Drug Abuse Reviews, September 2011
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#20 of 120)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)

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3 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
policy
1 policy source
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6 tweeters
facebook
7 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
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1 video uploader

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Title
The Addiction Potential of Hyperpalatable Foods
Published in
Current Drug Abuse Reviews, September 2011
DOI 10.2174/1874473711104030140
Pubmed ID
Authors

Ashley N. Gearhardt, Caroline Davis, Rachel Kuschner, Kelly D. Brownell

Abstract

Scientific interest in "food addiction" continues to grow due both to neurobiological and behavioral similarities between substance dependence and excessive food consumption. An important next step is to examine the addictive potential of highly processed foods. In this paper, we explore addiction-related changes in the modern food environment (e.g., increased potency, elevated speed of absorption), examine the historical and modern understanding of addictive substances as applied to hyperpalatable foods, and outline shared factors that increase the public health costs of both addictive drugs and certain foods.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 3 1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 248 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 49 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 42 17%
Student > Bachelor 37 15%
Researcher 20 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 18 7%
Other 46 18%
Unknown 40 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 58 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 45 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 28 11%
Neuroscience 23 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 7%
Other 40 16%
Unknown 41 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 58. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 June 2022.
All research outputs
#559,717
of 21,385,220 outputs
Outputs from Current Drug Abuse Reviews
#20
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Outputs of similar age
#6,870
of 303,949 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Current Drug Abuse Reviews
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