Thanks to everyone who contacted me with comments about Constant Cravings, a documentary I presented on whether food or eating can be addictive, which was broadcast on Radio 4 this week. I’ve answered all of these comments privately.
The link to the programme is here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01s4g7v. Thanks also to the excellent producer Rami Tzabar, and to the people who took part in the programme, for making the whole process such an incredible experience. The similarities between some of those struggling with food, and those struggling with alcohol are really striking. After researching it for the programme, and talking to experts as well as those who are overeaters, I instinctively come down on the side of food addiction being a reality for some, but not all, of those with eating disorders. But the science isn’t there to support it. Yet.