Food cue reactivity and craving predict eating and weight gain: a meta‐analytic review

  title={Food cue reactivity and craving predict eating and weight gain: a meta‐analytic review},
  author={Rebecca G. Boswell and Hedy Kober},
  journal={Obesity Reviews},
  pages={159 - 177}
According to learning‐based models of behavior, food cue reactivity and craving are conditioned responses that lead to increased eating and subsequent weight gain. However, evidence supporting this relationship has been mixed. We conducted a quantitative meta‐analysis to assess the predictive effects of food cue reactivity and craving on eating and weight‐related outcomes. Across 69 reported statistics from 45 published reports representing 3,292 participants, we found an overall medium effect… 
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