Stress Induced Cortisol Response in Young Women Classified as Restrained and Unrestrained Eaters

Laessle R, Lorig F
2018 Journal of Obesity and Overweight  
Keywords: Stress; Cortisol; Restrained eating Dietary restraint has been hypothesized to be a risk factor to develop disordered eating behavior with the consequence of clinical eating disorders such as bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder. Because of mostly unsuccessful dieting efforts restrained eaters are supposed to suffer from stress, indicated by a higher cortisol response. The present investigation tested this hypothesis in 41 subjects undergoing a laboratory stress test with the
more » ... test with the measurement of salivary cortisol. The results show lower stress induced cortisol in the restrained eaters. This is discussed with regard to a possibly dysregulated intake behavior in restrained eaters.
doi:10.15744/2455-7633.4.105 fatcat:wkjk6doggnhzfn2zl6qogqptvm