Addiction Term Paper [Food] It has long been established that addictions can be detrimental to an individuals’ psychological, social, economical, and/or physical health. In our contemporary times, addictions go beyond the common alcohol and drug addictions but rather can encompass gambling, shopping, video-gaming, the world wide web, dysfunctional relationships and maintaining an emaciated body shape (Alexander, 2008, p. 57). Addictions to food and the subsequent obesity epidemic is “not so much a failure of biological systems but a social and economic phenomenon” ( Drewnowski & Darmon , 2005, p. 900). Consequently, “[t]he deleterious effects of obesity on chronic disease risk, morbidity, and mortality; its high medical,...The end:
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