Can children be affected by food addiction?

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Experts have differing opinions regarding the idea of food addiction. However, even those who doubt the existence of food addiction agree that we live in a "toxic food environment," and young people are most definitely affected by it. Almost 17% of children and adolescents in the U.S. are obese. Whether the cause of obesity is food addiction, a "toxic food environment" or something else, it is important to ask the doctor for guidance to reach and maintain a healthy weight.

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