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Trait anxiety, but not trait anger, predisposes obese individuals to emotional eating.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20959131     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The present study examined whether trait anxiety and trait anger are associated with vulnerability to emotional eating, particularly among obese individuals. Lean (n = 37) and obese (n = 24) participants engaged in a laboratory study where they completed measures of trait anxiety and trait anger at screening and then completed 3 counterbalanced experimental sessions involving different mood inductions (neutral, anxiety, anger). Following each mood induction, participants were provided with snack foods in a sham taste test. Models predicting snack intake revealed a significant trait anxiety×body mass index group interaction, such that high trait anxiety was positively associated with food intake for obese individuals, but not their lean counterparts. Contrary to the hypothesis, trait anger was not associated with food intake for obese or lean participants. Results suggest that trait anxiety may be a risk factor for emotional eating among obese individuals.
Authors:
Kristin L Schneider; Bradley M Appelhans; Matthew C Whited; Jessica Oleski; Sherry L Pagoto
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2010-10-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  55     ISSN:  1095-8304     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-29     Completed Date:  2011-08-02     Revised Date:  2013-07-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  701-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Medicine, Worcester, 01655, USA. kristin.schneider@umassmed.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Affect*
Anger*
Anxiety*
Body Mass Index*
Case-Control Studies
Feeding Behavior / psychology*
Female
Humans
Hyperphagia / psychology
Male
Middle Aged
Obesity / psychology*
Young Adult
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
K23 HL073381/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; K23 HL073381-01/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS
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