Journal article

Identifying stress-related eating in behavioural research: A review

Lauren Stammers, Lisa Wong, Robyn Brown, Sarah Price, Elif Ekinci, Priya Sumithran

Hormones and Behavior | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2020

Abstract

Stress is a commonly reported precipitant of overeating. Understanding the relationship between stress and food intake is important, particularly in view of the increasing prevalence of obesity. The purpose of this review is to examine how stress-related eating has been defined and measured in the literature to date. There are no established diagnostic criteria or gold standards for quantification of stress-related eating. Questionnaires relying on the accuracy of self-report are the mainstay of identifying people who tend to eat in response to stress and emotions. There is a paucity of clinical research linking objective measurements of stress and appetite with self-reported eating behaviou..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) R.D. Wright Biomedical Career Development Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

RMB holds a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) R.D. Wright Biomedical Career Development Fellowship APP1166123. PS is supported by a David Bickart Clinician Researcher Fellowship from the University of Melbourne and a NHMRC Investigator Grant.