Do disinhibited eaters pay increased attention to food cues?
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The Three Factors Eating Questionnaire's measure of disinhibited eating is a robust predictor of long-term weight gain. This experiment explored if disinhibited eaters display attentional bias to food cues. Participants (N = 45) completed a visual dot probe task which measured responses to food (energy dense and low energy foods) and neutral cues. Picture pairs were displayed either for a 100 ms or 2000 ms duration. All participants displayed attentional bias for energy dense food items. Indices of attentional bias were largest in disinhibited eaters. Attentional bias in disinhibited eaters appeared to be underpinned by facilitated attention.
Seage, C.H. and Lee, M. (2017) 'Do disinhibited eaters pay increased attention to food cues?', Appetite, 108, pp.151-155
This article was published in Appetite on 28 September 2016 (online), available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2016.09.031
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
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