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Resisting temptation: effects of exposure to a forbidden food on eating behaviour.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18342989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The study tests existing evidence on the paradoxical effects of exposure to a forbidden snack. Sixty-eight females were assigned randomly to one of two conditions: a temptation group, who were given the instruction to abstain from a favourite snack for 24h while being exposed to it, or a control group, who were given no specific instructions. A further distinction was made between high-restraint/high-disinhibition (n=21), high-restraint/low-disinhibition (n=20) and low-restraint participants (n=27) based on DEBQ subscale scores. After exposure to the foods, all participants were given free access to the food. Participants ate more of the snack after abstinence with exposure. The high-restraint/high-disinhibition group in particular displayed a substantial disinhibition effect. Results indicate that prohibition with exposure may backfire and increase the risk of loss of control over eating behaviour, particularly in at-risk groups of disinhibited restrained eaters.
Barbara Soetens; Caroline Braet; Leen Van Vlierberghe; Arne Roets
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-02-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0195-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-05     Completed Date:  2008-10-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  202-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Applied Psychology, Lessius University College of the Catholic University of Leuven, Sanderusstraat 45, 2018 Antwerpen, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Diet, Reducing / psychology*
Eating / physiology*,  psychology*
Environmental Exposure*
Feeding Behavior
Inhibition (Psychology)*
Social Control, Informal

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