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Ultraprocessed foods with ‘feel-good chemicals’ could be as addictive as cigarettes and drugs, study suggests

Could a craving for salty chips actually be a sign of addiction? 

A new study from the University of Michigan suggests that could be the case.

Researchers reviewed 281 studies from 36 different countries, finding that 14% of adults and 12% of children showed signs of addiction to ultraprocessed foods, according to the Yale Food Addiction Scale (YFAS).

“Lastly, speak to a dietitian about how to get started on changing your diet for your personal health goals,” she said.

Fox News Digital reached out to the University of Michigan researcher for additional comments.

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Melissa Rudy is health editor and a member of the lifestyle team at Fox News Digital. 

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