ERIC Number: EJ627455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Hunger, Eating, and Ill Health.
Pinel, John P. J.; Assanand, Sunaina; Lehman, Darrin R.
American Psychologist, v55 n10 p1105-16 Oct 2000
Because of the unpredictability of food in nature, humans have evolved to eat to their physiological limits when food is plentiful. Discrepancies between the environment in which the hunger and eating system evolved and the food-replete environments in which many people live have led to the current problem of overconsumption. This evolutionary perspective has implications for understanding anorexia nervosa. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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