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    Overweight people experience a greater desire to eat after seeing or smelling food


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    Thursday, December 09, 2010 9:39 am Email this article
    When subjects were exposed to the sight and smell of pizza for one minute, "overweight individuals experience a greater motivation to consume food but do not desire or consume greater amounts of food" according to study from researches are the University of Bristol in Bristol, England.

    "These findings are consistent with evidence that snacking and meal variability predict weight gain and they expose 'cue reactiveness' as a potential predisposing factor for overweight," the authors of study concluded.

    In other words, avoid temptation. Subjects

    Subjects: 52 overweight subjects, 52 normal-weight subjects

    The study involved 52 overweight people and 52 normal-weight people.

    REFERENCE

    Ferriday D, Brunstrom J. ‘I just can’t help myself’: Effects of food-cue exposure in overweight and lean individuals. Int J Obes (Lond). 2010 Jun 15, published online.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Danielle Ferriday
    Department of Experimental Psychology
    University of Bristol
    12a Priory Road
    Bristol, England BS8 1TU, UK
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