People whose parents have a history of alcohol abuse are at higher risk for developing an addiction to highly processed food, according to a new study.

Researchers at the University of Michigan analyzed the relationship between a parent’s problematic alcohol use, obesity and their child’s eating behaviors and substance use to better understand whether an “addictive-like eating phenotype exists.”

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“People who have a family history of addiction may be at greater risk for developing a problematic relationship with highly processed foods, which is really challenging in a food environment where these foods are cheap, accessible and heavily marketed,” Lindzey Hoover, the study’s lead author, said in a news release.

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