Hedonic EatingHow the Pleasurable Aspects of Food Can Affect Our Brains and Behavior

Hedonic EatingHow the Pleasurable Aspects of Food Can Affect Our Brains and Behavior

Nicole Avena

Print publication date: May 2015

ISBN: 9780199330454

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

This online title discusses the pleasurable aspects of food intake that may cause and perpetuate overconsumption. Broad in its scope, it examines the various behavioral, biological, and social rewards of food. The comprehensive chapters cover topics ranging from the neurochemistry of food reward to the hotly debated concept of ‘food addiction’, while providing relevant and up-to-date information from the current body of scientific literature regarding food reward.