15. The Control of Food Intake

  1. Dr Susan A Lanham-New3,
  2. Professor Ian A Macdonald4 and
  3. Associate Professor Helen M Roche5
  1. Dr Adam Drewnowski1 and
  2. Dr France Bellisle2

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327779.ch15

Nutrition and Metabolism, Second Edition

Nutrition and Metabolism, Second Edition

How to Cite

Drewnowski, A. and Bellisle, F. (2010) The Control of Food Intake, in Nutrition and Metabolism, Second Edition (eds S. A. Lanham-New, I. A. Macdonald and H. M. Roche), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444327779.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Surrey, UK

  2. 4

    University of Nottingham, UK

  3. 5

    University College Dublin, Ireland

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Washington, USA

  2. 2

    Institut National de la Recherche, Agronomique, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 19 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405168083

Online ISBN: 9781444327779



  • food intake control;
  • food intake, patterned activity - physiological signals and factors in environment;
  • food intake, complex human behaviour - influences within and outside body;
  • underlying structure of eating behaviour;
  • internal controls of food intake;
  • early concepts of food intake control - around notion of stability or homeostasis;
  • food intake control in humans - biology, environment and behaviour;
  • time of day, affecting food choices - and amount eaten;
  • food palatability, and impact on consumption;
  • environmental stimuli and food consumption


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The underlying structure of eating behaviour

  • Internal controls of food intake

  • The pleasure response to foods

  • The psychology of eating

  • Environmental determinants of food intake

  • Conclusions

  • Further reading