- What Is Addiction?
- Prescription Drug
- Teens and
- Video Game
Variously termed a sugar fix, a sugar buzz or even sugar sensitivity, a sugar addiction refers to a situation in which a person finds it difficult to give up sweets.
High levels of sugar intake have long been associated with short-term bursts of energy as well as hyperactivity in children. However there is plenty of debate in the scientific community over the degree to which sugar can, if at all, create psychological or physical dependence.
Someone who consumes a lot of sugar runs a far greater risk of developing health problems other than a sugar addiction, such as tooth decay, obesity, diabetes and possibly even gout although the role sugar plays in these health issues, in particular obesity and diabetes, is disputed.