SARASOTA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--THE MISSING PIECE IN RESPONSE TO THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC: DIAGNOSING AND TREATING FOOD ADDICTION
Food Addiction Institute, Sarasota, Florida, October 3, 2014
The University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Food Addiction Institute are jointly sponsoring a conference for health care professionals entitled:
THE MISSING PIECE IN RESPONSE TO THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC: DIAGNOSING AND TREATING FOOD ADDICTION
Food addiction is a substance use disorder related to one or more foods. Health care providers lack information about the recent science confirming it is a true addiction. Most US healthcare providers don’t know how to identify it or treat it. This will be a groundbreaking conference to address health care unfamiliarity with the diagnosis and treatment of food addiction.
Phil Werdell, of the Food Addiction Institute states:
“It is conservatively estimated that more than a third of those suffering from obesity are addicted to one or more foods yet most healthcare providers are unfamiliar with the proper screening, diagnosis and effective treatment of food addiction. The science is clear that food addiction is a reality and that food addiction is treatable. We are jointly sponsoring a conference on October 22nd with the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts that assembles top international experts to address this gap in provider knowledge."
For detailed information on the conference agenda go to: http://foodaddictioninstitute.org/