Food, Eating and Obesity: The Psychobiological Basis of Appetite and Weight Control / Edition 1

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It is hard to define the exact prevalence of people who are overweight or obese. However, in most Western nations, these conditions are generally accepted of to be of widespread concern to health authorities and the general public. The physiological, psychological and social environmental factors which may be implicated in the etiology, maintenance and treatment of these conditions have been the subject of an extraordinary volume of research and technical and popular literature. One fact cannot be disputed: the conditions reflect positive energy balance, where consumption has consistently exceeded expenditure. Overeating and Obesity focuses on the causes and nature of this over consumption, and the role played by specific nutrients or perhaps even specific foods or groups of foods.

Covers control of appetite, energy balance & imbalance, genetics of obesity & energy balance, food composition, etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780412719202
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 12/31/1997
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 225

Table of Contents

Contents: Genetics of Obesity * Palatability, Satiety and the Control of Food Intake in Animals and Man * Food Composition and Energy Balance in Humans * Obesity, Energy and Nutrient Intakes * Obesity, Sensory and Food Preferences, and Food Selection * Overeating, Obesity, and Patterns of Food Intake * Personality, Emotionality, and Mood: Relationships to Eating Behavior and Overeating * Food Craving and Addictive Foods * Conclusion * References
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