The Significance of Dietary Macronutrients in Diagnosis of Food Addiction

O'Brien, Jeremy W. and Sun, Guang (2019) The Significance of Dietary Macronutrients in Diagnosis of Food Addiction. Research Report. Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. (Submitted)

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Within the Western society, and indeed across all areas of the world, obesity rates are rising at an unprecedented pace. In 2011, it was reported by the Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases Collaborating Group that measures of body mass index (BMI) are increasing in men and women from various regions of the globe. According to Statistics Canada’s 2013 Health Profile, 52.3% of Canadians are overweight or obese. Obesity has many causes, including genetics, environment, endocrinology, behavior, and nutrition. It is well-documented that overeating and dietary patterns are closely linked to obesity, with different foods have differing impacts on weight. The increased availability of food, along with the transition from traditional foods (rich in nutrients and low in calories) to those rich in fat and sugar has been coined the “westernization” of diet and has been observed in populations across Canada

Item Type: Report (Research Report)
Item ID: 14282
Department(s): Medicine, Faculty of
Date: 2019
Date Type: Submission
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