The physiological-psychological dichotomy in the study of food intake.

@article{Hetherington2002ThePD,
  title={The physiological-psychological dichotomy in the study of food intake.},
  author={Marion M. Hetherington},
  journal={The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={61 4},
  pages={497-507}
}
Human food intake is driven by necessity. We eat to live, but as Brillat-Savarin and others have noted throughout history, in affluent societies eating is a pleasure and becomes more than a means to an end. Eating signifies lifestyle choice and it has considerable meaning in our society beyond the acquisition of essential energy and nutrients. Thus, it is that the study of human food intake, particularly food choice, in contrast to food intake in other animals, tends to be skewed towards… CONTINUE READING

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