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People tend to crave foods high in fat, low in protein and fiber
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Foods that people crave have more than twice the calorie density of their normal diet and tend to be high in fat, and low in protein and fiber according to a study from researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. REFERENCE
Gilhooly C, Das SK, Golden J, Mccrory M, Dallal G, Saltzman E, Kramer F, Roberts S. Food cravings and energy regulation: The characteristics of craved foods and their relationship with eating behaviors and weight change during 6 months of dietary energy restriction. Int J Obes (Lond). 2007 Dec, 31(12):1849-58.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr. Susan B. Roberts
Energy Metabolism Laboratory
Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
711 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111, USA
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