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Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Food Addiction Among University Students

Title: Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Food Addiction Among University Students.
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Name(s): Coel, Mikaela Lee, author
Maier, Haiyan, author
Spicer, Maria, author
Kearley, Mark, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Bachelor Thesis
Date Issued: 2017-04-28
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The primary goal of this study was to assess the prevalence of food addiction and to determine risk factors for food addiction among college students. Data was collected at Florida State University (FSU) via a self-monitored survey modified from the Yale Food Addiction Scale 2.0. The correlations between food addiction and body mass index (BMI), academic year, living situations, the presence of a meal plan, and a history of dieting were analyzed. The results of the study showed that 18.7% of college students have food addiction, and that obese students as well as students that have a history of dieting are more likely to have food addiction than their peers.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1493411576 (IID)
Keywords: Food addiction, Food dependence, Eating disorders, Obesity, College students, Yale food addiction scale, YFAS
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1493411576
Owner Institution: FSU

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Coel, M. L., Maier, H., Spicer, M., & Kearley, M. (2017). Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Food Addiction Among University Students. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1493411576