Researchers at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, England, recorded a case of a leptin-deficient girl who ate enormous meals and constantly demanded snacks. After a year of leptin treatment, she lost weight and reported that she no longer felt constantly hungry. Berridge called leptin-deficient people “proof of the logical possibility that something like a food addiction exists.”
The dangers are clear. As PR becomes ascendant, private and government interests become more able to generate, filter, distort, and dominate the public debate, and to do so without the public knowing it. "What we are seeing now is the demise of journalism at the same time we have an increasing level of public relations and propaganda," McChesney said. "We are entering a zone that has never been seen before in this country."
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