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Thought Bullets
August 2006

Food Cravings: Starting to Unveil the Mystery

Food cravings have always fascinated me. Maybe that’s because I’ve spent several decades trying to sort out my own food cravings. Why do some people find the temptation of chocolate impossible to resist, while others crave salty food like chips and popcorn? Why do some people seem to fall easy prey to a food craving while others state they don’t think they’ve every experienced one? Do food cravings change over time? Although there are still more questions than answers, recent research sheds some light on the subject.

Source: IFT: Food Cravings Could be Key to Obesity, Food Navigator, June 29, 2006, accessed on June 29, 2006 at

Compiled by Betty Holmes, MS, RD

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