Diet and Craving

The CNP Diet and Craving Research Category consolidates research exploring the interdependent relationship between dietary intake and the experience of craving. To view each original study on the open internet, click “Original.” To view the CNP-written abstract summary, click “CNP Summary.” While only some of the CNP-written abstract summaries are available below for free, all abstract summaries are available to CNP members through the CNP Library Membership.

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2022

Loneliness and cravings for sugar‐sweetened beverages among adolescents

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2020

Inhibition of food craving is a metabolically active process in the brain in obese men

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2023

Unwrapped: Readiness-to-eat in food images affects cravings

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2023

Emotions and food consumption: Emotional eating behavior in a European population.

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2024

Separate gut-brain circuits for fat and sugar reinforcement combine to promote overeating.

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2023

What is food noise? A conceptual model of food cue reactivity

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2023

Food knowledge, habits, practices, and addiction among adolescents: A cross-sectional investigation

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2019

Do restrained eaters show increased BMI, food craving and disinhibited eating? A comparison of the Restraint Scale and the Restrained Eating scale of the Dutch Eating Behaviour Questionnaire

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2018

It's craving time: Time of day effects on momentary hunger and food craving in daily life

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2020

Brain activity associated with regulating food cravings predicts changes in self-reported food craving and consumption over time

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2019

Food craving in daily life: Comparison of overweight and normal-weight participants with ecological momentary assessment

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2021

Obesity and sex-related associations with differential effects of sucralose vs sucrose on appetite and reward processing

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2021

Food addiction assessment in a non-clinical sample of the Italian population

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2020

Food cravings: Associations with dietary intake and metabolic health

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2020

The psychology of food cravings: the role of food deprivation

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2020

Persistent epigenetic reprogramming of sweet taste by diet

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2014

Snack food intake in ad libitum fed rats is triggered by the combination of fat and carbohydrates.

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2019

Random access to palatable food stimulates similar addiction-like responses as a fixed schedule, but only a fixed schedule elicits anticipatory activation

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2020

Longitudinal prospective association between hedonic hunger and unhealthy food and drink intake in adolescents.

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2020

Functional brain networks: Unique patterns with hedonic appetite and confidence to resist eating in older adults with obesity

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2018

A narrative review of the construct of hedonic hunger and its measurement by the Power of Food Scale

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2020

The effect of hunger and satiety on mood-related food craving

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2018

Causes of emotional eating and matched treatment of obesity

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2020

Emotional eating in relation to worries and psychological distress emotional eating in relation to worries and psychological distress amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: A population-based survey on adults in Norway

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2018

Neural correlates of dietary self-control in healthy adults: A meta-analysis of functional brain imaging studies

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2019

Uncontrolled eating: A unifying heritable trait linked with obesity, overeating, personality and the brain

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2020

Brain activity associated with regulating food cravings predicts changes in self-reported food craving and consumption over time

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2016

Reward-induced eating: therapeutic approaches to addressing food cravings

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2017

Food cravings in everyday life: An EMA study on snack-related thoughts, cravings, and consumption

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2018

Food cravings and body weight: A conditioning response

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2018

Cognitive reappraisal of low-calorie food predicts real-world craving and consumption of high- and low-calorie foods in daily life

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2020

Regulating food craving: From mechanisms to interventions

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2019

Weight gain in Major Depressive Disorder: Linking appetite and disordered eating to leptin and ghrelin

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2020

Overeating and food addiction in Major Depressive Disorder: Links to peripheral dopamine

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2021

Ultra-processed foods and binge eating: A retrospective observational study

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2020

Low carbohydrate ketogenic therapy as a metabolic treatment for binge eating and ultraprocessed food addiction

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2020

Brain–gut–microbiome interactions in obesity and food addiction

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2013

Adaptations in brain reward circuitry underlie palatable food cravings and anxiety induced by high-fat diet withdrawal

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2017

Differences in dietary preferences, personality and mental health in Australian adults with and without food addiction

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2018

Food addiction, high-glycemic-index carbohydrates, and obesity

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2018

Development of the highly processed food withdrawal scale

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2018

What Is the evidence for “food addiction?” A systematic review