Development of learned food aversions in humans: investigation in a "natural laboratory" of cancer chemotherapy.

@article{Andrykowski1990DevelopmentOL,
  title={Development of learned food aversions in humans: investigation in a "natural laboratory" of cancer chemotherapy.},
  author={Michael A. Andrykowski and M L Otis},
  journal={Appetite},
  year={1990},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={145-58}
}
Humans often develop learned food aversions (LFAs) to foods or beverages consumed in temporal contiguity to gastrointestinal distress. Viewed as a classical conditioning process, principles of LFA development have been studied in the animal laboratory. Cancer chemotherapy provides a "natural laboratory" for examining whether these principles characterize human LFA development. Chemotherapy patients (n = 63) were interviewed prior to a regularly scheduled chemotherapy infusion (i.e. target… CONTINUE READING