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Coping with food cravings. Investigating the potential of a mindfulness-based intervention.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20493913     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present study examined whether mindfulness-based strategies can effectively reduce food cravings in an overweight and obese adult population. Individuals participating in a dietary group treatment for overweight received an additional 7-week manual based training that aimed to promote regulation of cravings by means of acceptance. The control group did not receive this additional training program. The results showed that participants in the experimental group reported significantly lower cravings for food after the intervention compared to the control group. The findings are discussed in terms of possible mechanisms like prevention of goal frustration, disengagement of obsessive thinking and reduction of automatic relations between urge and reaction.
Hugo J E M Alberts; Sandra Mulkens; Maud Smeets; Roy Thewissen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  55     ISSN:  1095-8304     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-08     Completed Date:  2010-10-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  160-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Behavior Therapy / methods
Feeding Behavior / psychology*
Impulsive Behavior / prevention & control
Middle Aged
Obesity / diet therapy,  psychology
Overweight / diet therapy*,  psychology
Patient Education as Topic / methods

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