Slow rates of habituation predict greater zBMI gains over 12 months in lean children.

@article{Epstein2011SlowRO,
  title={Slow rates of habituation predict greater zBMI gains over 12 months in lean children.},
  author={Leonard H Epstein and Jodie L Robinson and James N Roemmich and Angela L Marusewski},
  journal={Eating behaviors},
  year={2011},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={214-8}
}
Slow rates of habituation are cross-sectionally related to greater energy intake and body weight. The present study is designed to assess whether slow rates of habituation are prospectively related to zBMI change over a 12 month period in 66 lean 8-12 year-old children, and whether the rate of habituation is a stable behavioral phenotype. Results showed that slower rates of habituation predicted greater zBMI change, controlling for child sex, age, initial zBMI, dietary awareness and minority… CONTINUE READING