Nonphysiological factors influencing food intake

External non-physiological factors modulate physiologically derived hunger and satiety signals. Non-physiological factors such as hedonic (palatability, taste, texture, odour), social (culture, religion), psychological (preferences, aversions, emotions, dieting behaviour), environmental (temperature, time of day, other people), economic (cost, availability) and pharmacological (anorectants) factors influence food intake. The extent to which different individuals respond to these various factors may vary markedly. This may explain some discrepancies among human food intake studies, and some reports of high between-subject variability.

101 Everyday Tips for Losing 10 Pounds

101 Everyday Tips for Losing 10 Pounds

Studies show obesity may soon overtake tobacco as the leading cause of death in world. Who Else Could Use 101 'Everyday' Ways to Lose 10 Pounds or more and Keep it Off! You've been putting it off too long. Hey, everyone needs to lose weight from time to time. You're no different!

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment