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Dieting/Starvation/Food Preoccupation

Dr. Philip Grossi
Sunday, 01 April 2012

I am again revisiting Ancel Keys' Minnesota study of 32 men who were semi-starved for six months, i. e., ate 50 per cent of the calories consumed in the three month control period. What were the effects on thinking about food?

The semi-starvation again produced substantial changes in attitudes toward food as it produced physical and psychological changes.  Next we will see the changes on social interactions.

(Or jump to the post about the refeeding stage of the study.)