Food Cravings in Young and Elderly Adults

@article{Pelchat1997FoodCI,
  title={Food Cravings in Young and Elderly Adults},
  author={Marcia Levin Pelchat},
  journal={Appetite},
  year={1997},
  volume={28},
  pages={103-113}
}
  • M. Pelchat
  • Published 1 February 1997
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Appetite
Fifty young-adult and 48 elderly Ss participated in a structured interview study on food cravings (defined as an intense desire or longing to eat a particular food). Elderly Ss were less likely than young Ss to report cravings and reported craving a smaller number of different foods. In contrast to a number of other researchers, we found a relationship between dietary restrictions and cravings. Types of food craved differed by gender and age. Women reported significantly more cravings for… Expand

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