Are YOU Addicted To Junk Food?

There are many things other than drugs and alcohol that people can be addicted to, and junk food is one of them. According to a new survey conducted by the University of Michigan, one-in-eight Americans 50 and older say they are addicted to processed food such as fast food, salty chips, and sugary drinks. 44% of people said they experience symptoms of addiction such as intense cravings or an inability to stop eating these foods. The survey also found that women are more than twice as likely as men to have a junk food addiction. The results of the survey are concerning to nutritionists who say these foods are big contributors to chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer.