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