publication . Other literature type . Article . 2012

Impulsivity and inhibitory control deficits are associated with unhealthy eating in young adults.

Agnes J. Jasinska; Marie Yasuda; Charles F. Burant; Nicolette Gregor; Sara Khatri; Matthew Sweet; Emily B. Falk;
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  • Published: 08 Aug 2012
Abstract
Heightened impulsivity and inefficient inhibitory control are increasingly recognized as risk factors for unhealthy eating and obesity but the underlying processes are not fully understood. We used structural equation modeling to investigate the relationships between impulsivity, inhibitory control, eating behavior, and body mass index (BMI) in 210 undergraduates who ranged from underweight to obese. We demonstrate that impulsivity and inhibitory control deficits are positively associated with several facets of unhealthy eating, including overeating in response to external food cues and in response to negative emotional states, and making food choices based on t...
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Medical Subject Headings: digestive, oral, and skin physiology
free text keywords: Article, Nutrition and Dietetics, General Psychology, Psychology, Impulsivity, medicine.symptom, medicine, Satiety Response, Overeating, Underweight, Obesity, medicine.disease, Food choice, Developmental psychology, Body mass index, Social psychology, Young adult
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2012

Impulsivity and inhibitory control deficits are associated with unhealthy eating in young adults.

Agnes J. Jasinska; Marie Yasuda; Charles F. Burant; Nicolette Gregor; Sara Khatri; Matthew Sweet; Emily B. Falk;