Does negative mood drive the urge to eat? The contribution of negative mood, exposure to food cues and eating style

Loxton, Natalie J., Dawe, Sharon and Cahill, Allison (2011) Does negative mood drive the urge to eat? The contribution of negative mood, exposure to food cues and eating style. Appetite, 56 2: 368-374. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2011.01.011


Author Loxton, Natalie J.
Dawe, Sharon
Cahill, Allison
Title Does negative mood drive the urge to eat? The contribution of negative mood, exposure to food cues and eating style
Journal name Appetite   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0195-6663
Publication date 2011-04-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.appet.2011.01.011
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 56
Issue 2
Start page 368
End page 374
Total pages 7
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Language eng
Abstract The current study investigated whether negative mood alone, or in conjunction with exposure to food cues, influences the urge to eat. Female participants (N= 160) were allocated to either a negative or neutral mood induction procedure followed by exposure to either a preferred food cue or a non-food cue. Participants reported their urge to eat at baseline, following the mood induction procedure, and following the cue exposure, as well as completing measures of restrained and disinhibited eating. Contrary to prediction, urge to eat decreased following the mood induction procedure for those in the negative mood condition. This was not influenced by eating style (i.e., restrained or disinhibited eaters). Urge to eat subsequently increased following exposure to the food, but not the non-food, cue. This effect was moderated by negative mood and eating style with disinhibited eating being positively associated with urge to eat for those women in the negative mood condition. These findings suggest that negative mood plays a role in the tendency to overeat, but only in the context of personally desirable food cues and for a subgroup of women with a history of disinhibited eating.
Keyword Disinhibited
Eating
Food cue exposure
Negative mood induction
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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