Print Email Facebook Twitter Eating style, overeating, and overweight in a representative Dutch sample. Does external eating play a role? Title Eating style, overeating, and overweight in a representative Dutch sample. Does external eating play a role? Author van Strien, T. Herman, C.P. Verheijden, M.W. TNO Kwaliteit van Leven Publication year 2009 Abstract This study examined which individuals in particular are susceptible or resistant to develop overweight in our current obesogenic environment. A cross-sectional study was conducted in a sample of 1342 people representative of the general population in the Netherlands. Overweight-level (normal body weight ≥ 17.5 BMI [weight in kilograms/height in meters squared, as self-reported] <25) versus overweight ((BMI ≥ 25)) and overeating, as measured by questionnaire, were assessed in relation to dietary restraint, emotional eating and external eating, as assessed with the Dutch Eating Behaviour Questionnaire. Both dietary restraint and emotional eating moderated the relationship between overconsumption and overweight, but that there was no (positive) main effect or moderator effect for external eating. It was concluded that dietary restraint may prevent people who overeat from getting overweight. An individual's final level of body weight may possibly be determined more by people's tendency toward emotional eating than by people's sensitivity to environmental food cues. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Subject HealthLeefomgeving en gezondheidDietary restraintEmotional eatingObesogenic environmentOvereatingOverweightAdolescentAdultBody Mass IndexCross-Sectional StudiesEmotionsEthnic GroupsFeeding BehaviorHealth PromotionHyperphagiaMiddle AgedNetherlandsPatient SelectionThinnessYoung Adult To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:b666d24f-4810-46bb-8526-ef55e652d0bd DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2008.11.010 TNO identifier 278467 Source Appetite, 52 (2), 380-387 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.