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The impact of caloric preloading on attempts at food and eating-related thought suppression in restrained and unrestrained eaters.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15971244     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: The current study examined the impact of dietary restraint and caloric preload on thought suppression in a sample of 64 college females classified as either restrained or unrestrained eaters. METHOD: Participants engaged in a 60-min laboratory session. One half of the participants were preloaded with a high-calorie milkshake and all participants were randomly assigned to a food and eating-related thought suppression condition or a no suppression control condition. Food-related thoughts were assessed with a digital counter and verbal references to food were tracked with an audio recorder. RESULTS: Restrained participants instructed to suppress food-related thoughts demonstrated significantly more food and eating-related thoughts than unrestrained participants. Preloading was associated with an increase in the frequency of indirect mentions to food and eating. DISCUSSION: Although the hypothesized "rebound" effect did not occur for any study groups, these findings indicate that both restraint status and preloading impact food and eating-related thoughts.
Authors:
Cara O'Connell; Kevin Larkin; J Scott Mizes; William Fremouw
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of eating disorders     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0276-3478     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Eat Disord     Publication Date:  2005 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-06     Completed Date:  2005-09-26     Revised Date:  2005-11-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8111226     Medline TA:  Int J Eat Disord     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  42-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2005 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-3040, USA. coconnel@mix.wvu.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Cognition*
Diet
Eating Disorders / psychology
Feeding Behavior / psychology*
Female
Humans

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