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Children respond to food restriction by increasing food consumption

Tapper, K. (2017). Children respond to food restriction by increasing food consumption. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40(e129), doi: 10.1017/S0140525X16001540


Consistent with the insurance hypothesis, research shows that when children experience restricted access to food, they display increased intake when restrictions are lifted. This effect appears more robust for girls compared to boys, and for children with lower levels of inhibitory control. The insurance hypothesis has potentially important implications for parental feeding practices.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This article has been published in a revised form in behavioral and Brain Sciences, This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © Cambridge University Press.
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Psychology
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