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The portion size of craved foods predicts maximum body weight
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 4:29 pm Email this article
"The results of this study suggest that portion size of craved foods, but not frequency of experiencing and giving in to cravings, is a significant predictor of lifetime maximum BMI [body mass index]," notes a study from researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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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