Food reinforcement and obesity. Psychological moderators.

@article{Epstein2012FoodRA,
  title={Food reinforcement and obesity. Psychological moderators.},
  author={Leonard H Epstein and Henry K Lin and Katelyn A. Carr and Kelly D. Fletcher},
  journal={Appetite},
  year={2012},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={157-62}
}
The relative reinforcing value of food (RRV(food)) provides an index of the motivation to eat. Research has shown that RRV(food) is higher in obese individuals than their non-obese peers, is associated with greater energy intake, predicts weight gain and interacts with impulsivity to predict energy intake. This study was designed to determine whether dietary restraint, dietary disinhibition or hunger moderate the effect of RRV(food) on the weight status and energy intake in 273 adults of… CONTINUE READING

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