Determinants of Food Intake in Obesity

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Science  15 Mar 1968:
Vol. 159, Issue 3820, pp. 1254-1255
DOI: 10.1126/science.159.3820.1254


Obese human subjects who were offered three sandwiches ate more than normal subjects. When only one sandwich was offered and additional sandwiches were available but out of sight, the obese subjects ate less than normal subjects. This resuclt is discussed in terms of the types of cues that motivate eating for obese versus normal individuals.

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