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The Relationships Among Stress, Loss of Control Eating, and Physical Health in Youth

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[Technical Report, Doctoral Thesis]

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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

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The subjective experience of loss of control LOC over eating, regardless of the amount of food consumed, is commonly reported by youth, particularly among those prone to excess weight. Youth with LOC eating are at increased risk for weight and fat gain. Preliminary research suggests that youth with LOC eating are at increased risk of adverse metabolic outcomes, even after adjusting for adiposity. Affect regulation theories, such as interpersonal theory, propose that LOC eating occurs in response to psychological stressors however, no study has examined the relationship between temporally sensitive reports of stress, negative affect, and food intake in youth with LOC eating. Three studies were conducted to further our understanding of the relationships between stress, LOC eating, and physical health.

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  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition

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[A, Approved For Public Release]