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Ten Putative Contributors to the Obesity Epidemic
The obesity epidemic is a global issue and shows no signs of abating, while the cause of this epidemic remains unclear. Marketing practices of energy-dense foods and institutionally-driven declinesExpand
Putative contributors to the secular increase in obesity: exploring the roads less traveled
Objective:To investigate plausible contributors to the obesity epidemic beyond the two most commonly suggested factors, reduced physical activity and food marketing practices.Design:A narrativeExpand
Feeding and reward: Perspectives from three rat models of binge eating
Research has focused on understanding how overeating can affect brain reward mechanisms and subsequent behaviors, both preclinically and in clinical research settings. This work is partly driven byExpand
High intake of palatable food predicts binge-eating independent of susceptibility to obesity: an animal model of lean vs obese binge-eating and obesity with and without binge-eating
Objective:To determine the stability of individual differences in non-nutritive ‘junk’ palatable food (PF) intake in rats; assess the relationship of these differences to binge-eating characteristicsExpand
Combined dieting and stress evoke exaggerated responses to opioids in binge-eating rats.
The authors developed an animal model of binge eating where history of caloric restriction with footshock stress (R + S) causes rats to consume twice the normal amount of palatable food. The authorsExpand
Profiling motives behind hedonic eating. Preliminary validation of the Palatable Eating Motives Scale
The purpose of this study was to validate a new scale designed to measure individual motives for eating tasty foods and determine if any specific motive(s) are associated with obesity. The "PalatableExpand
Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on binge eating disorder.
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on food craving, intake, binge eating desire, and binge eating frequency in individuals with binge eatingExpand
Motivation for palatable food despite consequences in an animal model of binge eating.
OBJECTIVE Binge eating involves an abnormal motivation for highly palatable food in that these foods are repeatedly consumed despite their binge-triggering effects and life-affecting consequencesExpand
The Pavlovian power of palatable food: lessons for weight-loss adherence from a new rodent model of cue-induced overeating
Objective:Relapsing to overeating is a stubborn problem in obesity treatment. We tested the hypothesis that context cues surrounding palatable food (PF) intake have the power to disrupt caloricExpand
Dominant, cold, avoidant, and lonely: Basal testosterone as a biological marker for an interpersonal style
We hypothesized that an interpersonal trait approach would improve our understanding of the behavioral manifestations of basal testosterone. Participants provided saliva samples for testosteroneExpand