Nutritional Biochemistry: From the Classroom to the Research Bench

Food Intake Regulation: Factors Influencing Food Intake

Author(s): Sami Dridi

Pp: 54-79 (26)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815051575122010006

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Understanding the regulation of food intake is critical to managing body
weight, health, growth, and metabolic disorders. Eating behavior is controlled by
various factors and signals. This chapter aims to define and discuss the external factors,
such as chemical senses, flavor, taste, aroma, texture, sight of food, and a variety of
environmental, social and psychological that regulate appetite and feeding behavior. 

Keywords: Appetite, Cultural factors, Environmental factors, Feeding behavior, Food choice, (Psycho)-socioeconomic factors, Physiological factors.

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