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Quitting junk food may trigger withdrawal-like symptoms — Live Science

Sept. 27, 2018 — Junk-food lovers who try to cut back on fries or chocolate may experience symptoms similar to drug withdrawal, a new study suggests. Researchers found that people attempting to cut down on eating highly processed foods experience some of the same physical and psychological symptoms — such as mood swings, cravings, anxiety, headaches and poor sleep — as those quitting smoking cigarettes or using marijuana, according to the study, which was published online Sept. 15 in the journal Appetite.

Rana Awdish with patient.

On life support

How a doctor’s brush with her own death forced her to rethink the healing process and re-imagine the profound impact of empathy in patient care.