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The effects of television viewing on restrained and unrestraind female eaters' food intake

posted on 2023-05-26, 17:48 authored by Longey, Jenna Ann
This review critically examined the literature concerning the relationship between television viewing and food consumption in females, with reference to the current obesity epidemic. Particular emphasis was given to individuals classified as restrained eaters, who may be wlnerable to the influence on food intake of television viewing. An examination of the literature comparing any differential effects on food intake of TV shows containing neutral content versus content featuring thin-ideal female bodies was undertaken. Finally, literature concerning female restrained and unrestrained eaters' behavioural preference for perceived low or full fat foods was analysed. It was concluded that television viewing is associated with increased food intake in females. Findings concerning the influence on food consumption of neutral TV content versus content featuring thin-ideal female bodies are, however, inconsistent. Further research investigating the direct effect of TV viewing on female restrained and unrestrained eaters' food consumption is warranted. Such research could assist in the development of weight loss interventions targeting specific behaviours that increase food consumption. Future research investigating any differential influence on females' food intake of different types of TV content could help direct interventions, by identifying content that may be most detrimental to females' weight management efforts.


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