Appetite and adiposity in children: evidence for a behavioral susceptibility theory of obesity.

@article{Carnell2008AppetiteAA,
  title={Appetite and adiposity in children: evidence for a behavioral susceptibility theory of obesity.},
  author={Susan Carnell and Jane Wardle},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={88 1},
  pages={22-9}
}
BACKGROUND Pressures from the "obesogenic" environment are driving up obesity rates, but adiposity still varies widely within the population. Appetitive characteristics could underlie differences in susceptibility to the environment. OBJECTIVE We examined associations between adiposity and 2 appetitive traits: satiety responsiveness and food cue responsiveness in children. DESIGN Parents of 2 groups of children, 8-11-y-olds (n = 10 364) from a population-based twin cohort and 3-5-y-olds (n… CONTINUE READING