Jodie L Jaroni

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OBJECTIVE Rapid synaptic dopamine transport or reduced brain dopamine receptor signaling may influence energy intake. Methylphenidate, a dopamine reuptake inhibitor, increases brain synaptic dopamine and produces anorexia, suggesting that it may reduce energy intake. We investigated the effects of two doses of short-acting methylphenidate on energy intake(More)
Smokers are less educated and are more likely to discount future rewards than nonsmokers. We assessed the relationship between delay discounting and education level in 77 smokers entering smoking cessation treatment. There was an effect of education on computer task and the questionnaire measures of discounting, with participants having no college(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the association between a polymorphism related to dopamine function, dopamine transport (SLC6A3), and obesity in smokers. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES Logistic regression was used to assess the relationship between this genetic polymorphism and obesity (body mass index > or = 30 kg/m(2)) from a sample of 510 smokers who smoked at(More)
Both the hedonic ratings and the reinforcing value of food have been considered to be determinants of food intake. The objective of this study was to compare the pleasurable ratings and the reinforcing value of food as determinants of energy intake. Seventy-four smokers were studied in food consumption and reinforcing value of food tasks prior to enrolling(More)
BACKGROUND Food reinforcement and dopaminergic activity may influence food consumption, but research on whether they interact has not been performed. OBJECTIVE We assessed the effects of food reinforcement and the interaction of food reinforcement with the dopamine transporter (SLC6A3) genotype and the dopamine D(2) receptor (DRD(2)) genotype on energy(More)
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