Food cravings in young and elderly adults.

  title={Food cravings in young and elderly adults.},
  author={Marcia Levin Pelchat},
  volume={28 2},
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… CONTINUE READING

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