"When we removed the palatable foods from the diet, the animals showed the same signs of withdrawal that would be seen if they were addicted to
The study appears in the August issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Researchers from the University of Buffalo explored the concept that people become habituated to foods when they eat them over and over again. Habituation is a decreased response to a particular stimulus with increased exposure to it.
Half of the women took part in five computer sessions in five days, while the other half participated in one session a week for five weeks.
with the opportunity to eat a huge variety of high fat, low nutrient foods on a daily basis, as most dieters are, that's when they get into trouble."
Habituation Led to Fewer CaloriesThe newly published study involved 32 women who were given the option of eating a highly palatable macaroni and cheese meal while they completed a half hour long computer task.
Findings Bolster Food Addiction ResearchRat studies conducted by Nicole M. Avena, PhD, and colleagues at the University of Florida revealed that repeated exposure to high sugar and high fat foods changes the brain chemistry of the animals similar to how drug addiction affects the brain.
McGuire is an associate professor of nutrition at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash.
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McGuire says the concept that meal monotony could help people lose weight is worth further exploration.
It also advances the notion that reducing food choices may be a useful strategy for weight loss.
new treatments for obesity.
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Researchers found that when people were offered the same food over and over again, they tended to eat less overall.
July 21, 2011 A new study suggests that one path to successful weight loss might be culinary boredom.
Food Boredom a Good Thing?American Society for Nutrition spokeswoman Shelly McGuire tells WebMD that variety is still good for dieters when it comes to healthy foods.
the week, while those offered the food once a week ate 30 more calories a day during the study. Bouton, PhD, tells WebMD. "The goal is to understand all of the pieces of this very large puzzle."
"It is becoming clear that new Nike Zoom Clear Out Black And Yellow pharmacologic therapies for overeating may end up being established drug addiction treatments," she writes, along with colleague Mark S. Gold of the University of Florida.
The study expands on a growing body of research suggesting that the unprecedented level of variety in the American diet may be a major contributor to the obesity epidemic.
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