Special Issue "Food and Appetite"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2015)
Dr. Heather J. Leidy
Associate Professor, Clinical Research Center (CTSI) Director, Dept. Nutrition Science, Purdue University, 1144E Lyles-Porter Hall, 715 Clinic Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
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Interests: hormonal control of appetite (with specific emphasis on ghrelin; PYY; GLP-1; CCK; leptin); diet and exercise interventions to prevent obesity; increased dietary protein; breakfast skipping; adolescents
Hunger, satiation, and satiety are biological processes that influence the pattern of eating. These processes initiate consumption, sustain an eating occasion and then cause it to end, and then inhibit eating for a period of time. In addition, hedonic (i.e., reward-driven) processes also influence eating behavior by increasing food cravings and motivation to consume highly palatable, highly rewarding foods. Collectively, these processes are believed to be important in overall energy intake and can contribute to an energy intake that creates an energy balance state, as well as to both under- and over-consumption, leading to either negative or positive energy balance.
There is a large body of literature examining food-associated influences on appetite regulation. Results have found that the nutrient composition of food, physical properties of food, functionality of food, pattern of food ingestion, and sensory aspects of food can all influence motivation to eat, as well as hunger, satiation, and satiety. Developing a greater understanding of the mechanisms by which these food-associated influences alter consumption, how these influences may be implemented in interventions to improve health outcomes, and what individual factors may moderate outcomes is essential.
This Special Issue of Nutrients will contain contributions from leading experts in the field of food-associated influences on human appetite regulation.
Dr. Hollie A. Raynor
Dr. Heather J. Leidy
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- appetite regulation
- food reward
- food-associated influences