Will work for snack food: the association of BMI and snack reinforcement.

@article{Giesen2010WillWF,
  title={Will work for snack food: the association of BMI and snack reinforcement.},
  author={Janneke C. A. H. Giesen and Remco Havermans and Anne Douven and Mignon Tekelenburg and Arne Jansen},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2010},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={966-70}
}
It has been suggested that for overweight and obese individuals high-calorie foods are more reinforcing than for normal-weight individuals. It has already been shown that in contrast to sedentary activities, snack food is more reinforcing for obese women, relative to normal-weight women. However, it is unclear whether overweight/obese individuals are more sensitive to the reinforcing value of food in general or more specifically to the reinforcing value of high-calorie foods. This was tested in… CONTINUE READING