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Universal eating monitor for continuous recording of solid or liquid consumption in man.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7356043     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A universal eating monitor has been developed that permits covert continuous weighing of a subject's plate or other food reservoir by means of a concealed electronic balance. By coupling the device with a digital computer, it is possible to record precisely the amount consumed every 3 s throughout a single-course meal consisting of a relatively homogeneous mixture of foods. The monitor have been used to compare total intake, meal duration, initial rate of intake, and deceleration of intake in human subjects ingesting either a solid or liquid version of the same food after 3 or 6 h without food. It was found that the liquid form was eaten faster than the solid form, but that total amounts consumed in each form were not significantly different. These results suggest that when the rate of consumption is controlled by the physical consistency of the food, the amount eaten is not determined by the rate of consumption alone. Further studied are necessary to determine the relative roles of visual cues and interoceptive signals on quantity eaten.
H R Kissileff; G Klingsberg; T B Van Itallie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of physiology     Volume:  238     ISSN:  0002-9513     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Physiol.     Publication Date:  1980 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-04-25     Completed Date:  1980-04-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370511     Medline TA:  Am J Physiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  R14-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Feeding Behavior / physiology*
Food Deprivation / physiology
Monitoring, Physiologic / instrumentation*
Time Factors

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