Gender Differences in Self-Control, Food Choice, and Eating Behaviors in Obesity

Conditions

What is the purpose of this trial?

AIM 1: Does the relationship between decision-making over food choice and ad-lib eating behaviors differ by obesity status and gender? Hypothesis 1a: Obese individuals will show show less self-control in decision-making over food choice (i.e., choose junk food items over healthy food items), as compared with their normal weight counterparts. These differences are expected to be greater in women compared to men. Hypothesis 1b: As compared with their normal weight counterparts, obese individuals will consume more calories. In particular, obese individuals will consume more unhealthy and tasty food than healthy and untasty food. These differences are expected to be greater in women compared to men. Aim 2: Explore potential biological mechanisms underlying the relationship between eating behaviors and trait self-control/impulsivity. Biological measures will focus on neuroendocrine measures (i.e., ovarian hormones, ghrelin, and leptin).

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Sponsor:
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Dates:
10/05/2012
Last Updated:
Study HIC#:
1208010658