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Effects of snacks on energy intake: an evolutionary perspective.

@article{deGraaf2006EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of snacks on energy intake: an evolutionary perspective.},
  author={Cees de Graaf},
  journal={Appetite},
  year={2006},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={
          18-23
        }
}
The question addressed in this paper is whether the consumption of snacks contributes to higher energy intake and body weight in humans. Currently available snacks have a higher energy density than most of the foods that were available in Paleolithic diets. Humans have a weak defense against overeating, which is a functional trait from an evolutionary perspective. Various studies found that people do not compensate their energy intake after the consumption of snacks. This is particularly true… 

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