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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 (#15 of 135)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (80th percentile)

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3 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
twitter
3 tweeters
facebook
6 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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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, Gearhardt AN, Davis C, Kuschner R, Brownell KD

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 2%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 164 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 37 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 35 21%
Student > Bachelor 33 20%
Researcher 13 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 5%
Other 29 17%
Unknown 12 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 46 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 34 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 10%
Neuroscience 16 10%
Other 25 15%
Unknown 13 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 52. 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 18 June 2019.
All research outputs
#353,648
of 14,033,149 outputs
Outputs from Current Drug Abuse Reviews
#15
of 135 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#6,544
of 257,802 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Current Drug Abuse Reviews
#1
of 5 outputs
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