Our Binge-Eating Culture

The obesity epidemic is fueled in part by the easy availability of high-fat, high-sugar food, which can trigger compulsive eating behavior.

Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic that governments and health organizations worldwide are trying to control. Researchers refer to contexts, or environments, for habits that promote obesity, such as binge eating, as “obesogenic environments.” Both fat and sugar are known to play a role in boosting abnormal eating behaviors, but a high-fat diet might be […]

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