Body mass index and age affect Three-Factor Eating Questionnaire scores in male subjects

HARDEN, Charlotte, CORFE, B. A., RICHARDSON, J. C., DETTMAR, P. W. and PAXMAN, J. R. (2009). Body mass index and age affect Three-Factor Eating Questionnaire scores in male subjects. Nutrition Research, 29 (6), 379-382.

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This cross-sectional analysis evaluated the effect of age and body mass index (BMI) on Three-Factor Eating Questionnaire scores in males. Subjects (n = 60) were recruited according to BMI status. Each completed the 51-item Three-Factor Eating Questionnaire. The group was split at the median age to produce a "younger" and "older" group for statistical analysis. A 2-way between-groups analysis of variance revealed a significant main effect of BMI on disinhibition (P = .003) and hunger (P = .041) with higher levels found in overweight males compared to healthy-weight counterparts. A significant main effect of age on hunger (P = .046) demonstrated older males were less susceptible to hunger than younger males. These insights provide a better understanding of eating behavior across the male life cycle and may assist health professionals to better guide men in weight management in the light of rising overweight/obesity. (c) 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Additional Information: Harden, Charlotte J. Corfe, Bernard A. Richardson, J. Craig Dettmar, Peter W. Paxman, Jenny R. Technostics Ltd, Hull, UK This work was supported by Technostics Ltd, Hull, UK. 15 PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD OXFORD 481RX
Uncontrolled Keywords: Three Factor Eating Questionnaire; Body mass index; Age groups; Males; Eating behavior DIETARY RESTRAINT; QUEBEC FAMILY; DISINHIBITION; BEHAVIORS; HUNGER; WEIGHT; WOMEN; APPETITE; MEN
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Business School Research Institute > Tourism, Hospitality, Events and Food
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.nutres.2009.04.001
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2010 13:52
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2015 12:57

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