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Chocoholics Similar to Other Addicts

January 02, 2008 | 3,128 views

Chocoholics suffer greater anxiety, guilt, restlessness, frustration, and depression when exposed to chocolate than non-chocoholics -- which means that chocolate addiction is a lot like drug addiction or alcoholism. The self-styled "chocolate addicts" also ate more than twice as much chocolate as the non-addicts -- 112 grams compared to 45 grams. The chocolate addicts showed more aberrant eating behaviors and attitudes than non-addicts, and were more likely to engage in bulimic types of behaviors, the researchers reported. And the study findings indicated that they were also significantly more depressed.

International Journal of Eating Disorders 1999;25:169-175.

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