Objective. Among youth with overweight, food cravings (FC) are associated with loss-of-control (LOC)-eating, but the impact of sex-associated biological characteristics on this relationship is unknown. We examined whether sex and gonadal hormone concentrations moderated the relationships between FC and LOC-eating severity among healthy boys and girls across the weight strata in natural and laboratory environments. Methods. Using ecological momentary assessment (EMA), FC, and LOC-eating severity were reported 3-5 times a day for 2weeks. In the laboratory, participants reported FC, consumed lunch from a buffet test meal designed to simulate LOC-eating, and rated LOC-eating severity during the meal. Results. Eighty-seven youth (13.0±2.7years, 58.6% female, 32.2% with overweight/obesity) participated. EMA measured general and momentary FC were positively associated with LOC-eating severity (ps<.01), with no differences by sex (ps =.21-.93). Estradiol and progesterone significantly moderated the relationships between FC and LOC-eating such that general FC and LOC-eating severity were only...
Food cravings and loss-of-control eating in youth: associations with gonadal hormone concentrations.
M. Tanofsky-Kraff, Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology and Medicine, USU, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA. E-mail email@example.com
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Parker, M. N., Tanofsky-Kraff, M., Crosby, R. D., Byrne, M. E., Lemay-Russell, S., Swanson, T. N., Ramirez, E., Shank, L. M., Djan, K. G., Kwarteng, E. A., Faulkner, L. M., Yang, S. B., Zenno, A., Chivukula, K. K., Engel, S. G., Brady, S. M., Yanovski, S. Z., Yanovski, J. A.; Food cravings and loss-of-control eating in youth: associations with gonadal hormone concentrations.. IFIS Food and Health Sciences Database 2022; doi:
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