Is hedonic response a risk factor for overeating in individuals susceptible to weight gain?

J. Le Noury, C. Lawton, R. J. Stubbs, S. Whybrow, J. E. Blundell

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Aims: The purpose of the study was to determine whether individuals who are susceptible to weight gain display a high hedonic responsiveness to fatty foods. Methods: 3 groups of male age-matched Ss were recruited on the basis of habitual food selection patterns:habitual high-fat consumers who were lean (HF-L,n=16,BMI-21.9) or overweight (HF-O,n=16,BMI-29.1)or low-fat consumers (LH-L,n=16,BMI-22.5). VAS ratings were made on an 11-item hedonic questionnaire to 20 food types varied along the dimensions of fatty and sweet/savoury. The hedonic response was a composite score of ratings of pleasant, tasty, satisfying and liking. DEBQ and TFEQ were administered. Results:A significant main effect was found between groups for the hedonic response to foods (F 2 ,45 - 4.87,p significant main effect was found between groups for the hedonic response to foods (F 2 ,45 - 4.87,p significant main effect was found between groups for the hedonic response to foods (F 2 ,45 - 4.87,ponclusions :Habitual HF consumers showed the highest hedonic responsiveness, and LF-L the lowest. A high hedonic responsiveness is associated with high fat intake. This may constitute a risk factor for overeating, but HF-L and HF-O did not differ strongly on this variable. igh-fat savoury foods were rated high by these male HF-O (susceptible weight gainers). Funded by EU - QLK1--CT-2000-00515 .
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S218
Number of pages1
JournalInternational Journal of Obesity
Volume28
Issue numberSuppl. 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2004
Event13th European Congress on Obesity - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 26 May 200429 May 2004

Keywords

  • DIO
  • DIO-S
  • high-fat consumers

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