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Eating for pleasure or just wanting to eat? Reconsidering sensory hedonic responses as a driver of obesity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16647788     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pleasure from foods can stimulate "non-homoeostatic" eating, and might therefore also potentially contribute toward obesity. However, obesity is not reliably associated with heightened hedonic responses to foods. This apparent discrepancy may reflect the differentiation between "liking" and "wanting". Supporting this, behavioural and neurophysiological data on responsiveness to food-related cues indicate that obesity may be associated with increased motivation for food consumption, without necessarily any greater explicit pleasure derived from the orosensory experience of eating. This distinction may have important implications for further research, and applications in commercial and public health approaches to modifying energy intakes.
David J Mela
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2006-05-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0195-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  2006 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-17     Completed Date:  2006-11-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  10-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Unilever Food & Health Research Institute, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Eating / physiology*
Energy Intake / physiology*
Energy Metabolism / physiology
Hunger / physiology*
Nutritive Value
Obesity / etiology*
Satiation / physiology
Taste / physiology

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