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When food becomes an obsession: Overweight is related to food-related obsessive-compulsive behavior

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In this study, it was examined whether overweight is associated with food-related obsessions and compulsions. Participants with a healthy weight ( n = 27) and participants who were overweight ( n = 33) filled out the Yale-Brown-Cornell Eating Disorder Scale, the Eating Obsessive-Compulsive Scale, and the Emotional and Behavioral Reactions to Intrusions Questionnaire to assess frequency, distress, control, and reactance associated with food-related preoccupations and compulsions. Overweight participants showed increased food-related preoccupations, compulsive eating, and heightened emotional and behavioral reactance compared to participants with a healthy weight. Increased food-related obsessive-compulsiveness was also associated with unhealthy eating patterns.

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  • body mass index, cognitive processing, eating behavior, obesity, overweight, ELABORATED INTRUSION THEORY, NONCLINICAL POPULATION, CRAVINGS, THOUGHTS, DISORDER, OBESITY, WEIGHT, SIMILARITIES, VALIDATION, COMMUNITY
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1145-1152
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume24
Issue number8
Early online date11 Jan 2017
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Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019