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Effectiveness of Physical Activity Related to Food Addiction in Obese and Overweight Healthy Adults: A Systematic Review

Version 1 : Received: 18 February 2020 / Approved: 19 February 2020 / Online: 19 February 2020 (11:52:42 CET)

How to cite: Piñol-Piñol, D.; Sole, S.; Rubí-Carnacea, F.; Bravo, C. Effectiveness of Physical Activity Related to Food Addiction in Obese and Overweight Healthy Adults: A Systematic Review. Preprints 2020, 2020020282 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202002.0282.v1). Piñol-Piñol, D.; Sole, S.; Rubí-Carnacea, F.; Bravo, C. Effectiveness of Physical Activity Related to Food Addiction in Obese and Overweight Healthy Adults: A Systematic Review. Preprints 2020, 2020020282 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202002.0282.v1).

Abstract

Obesity is one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality, and food addiction has been considered one of its phenotypes. The study aims to determine the effectiveness of physical activity (PA), exercise, and sedentary behaviour management in attenuating food addiction in obese and overweight healthy adults. A search strategy was undertaken using MEDLINE, CENTRAL, PsycINFO, and CINAHL until April 2019. A total of 295 studies were found from which seven studies, after duplicates were removed, were included. The acute effect of PA of moderate intensity had an effect on attentional bias, craving, and sweet taste perception, although no difference was observed between genders and body mass index groups. No effect was observed on the hedonic and reward value. The acute effects of PA of moderate intensity may be a useful tool to control the levels of food addiction. More research is needed to clarify if this effect also occurs during chronic application, at different doses and types of PA, and for all populations.

Subject Areas

Physical Activity; Exercise; Sedentary Behaviour; Hyperpalatable Food; Obesity; Food Addiction

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