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If you laways ate one type of food and then just stopped, can your body have a withdrawal from food like withdrawal from alcohol or cigarettes?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

Withdrawal. You may crave your favorite foods but there is no physiologic dependence on a particular type of food as is the case with addiction.

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Dr. Bennett Werner answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Generally no, but what food are you thinking of? (most kids are "addicted" to peanut butter and go through a tough time if you take it away abruptly :).

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Dr. Robert Greer answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Alcohol & nicotine stimulate some very specific brain centers.Maybe some foods do, but i'd doubt a "withdrawal" syndrome.

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