Impulsivity in obese women

C. Nederkoorn*, F.T.Y. Smulders, R.C. Havermans, A.J. Roefs, A.T.M. Jansen

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Abstract

In our obesogenic environment, self-control might be necessary in order to prevent overeating. Impulsivity is supposed to make it more difficult to resist the temptation to eat too much and can thereby contribute to overweight. In the present study, the hypotheses is tested that obese individuals are more impulsive. Thirty-one obese and 28 lean women, sampled from the normal population, are tested on a behavioural measure and three self-report measures of impulsivity. The obese women appeared more impulsive on the last part of the behavioural task, but not on the self-report measures. Implications of the results are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-256
JournalAppetite
Volume47
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006

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