This study evaluates the differences in eating patterns of a sample (n=608) of 15-17 year-old adolescents from the city of Barcelona with varying BMI (seriously underweight<18kg/m 2, underweight 18-19,99kg/m 2, normal weight 20-24,99kg/m 2, overweight 25-29,99kg/m 2 and obese>30kg/m 2). Our results appear not to support the existence of the hypothetical obese eating style. We observed a slightly restrained behavior in overweight subjects, and an unrestrained behavior in underweight subjects. Our results suggest that the eating patterns of the sample differ markedly from those observed in most studies conducted predominantly in north American or north European populations.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1998|