This past September, NIDA Director Dr. Nora D. Volkow applied the lens of addiction science to the obesity epidemic. As a featured speaker at TEDMED, the annual multidisciplinary gathering that explores the promise of technology and innovation in improving health, Dr. Volkow discussed the parallels between compulsive overeating and drug addiction.
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NIDA would like to invite you to join Dr. Volkow for a Facebook chat about obesity and addiction this Thursday, February 12, at 1 p.m. EST. Hosted by TEDMED, the chat will focus on what we have learned about compulsive overeating from studying the brain chemistry of people with drug addictions. Tweet your questions in advance by using #TEDMED.
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David Anderson, NIDA Notes Editor