Food addiction: prevalence, screening and management
It is estimated that around 20% of adults have issues with addictive behaviours relating to food, particularly those high in sugar and refined grains and fat. The symptoms of food addiction will be described and a summary of current research presented. Clinicians will be advised how to screen for food addiction in their clinics and given management recommendations. Data from a three clinic food addiction online group recovery program will be reported.
- What is food addiction?
- How prevalent if food addiction in the general population and in people with diabetes T1 & T2?
- How can clinicians recognise it in clinic?
- How to manage food addiction
- Resources for signposting