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Katja Aschenbrenner

Katja Aschenbrenner
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Background: Smoking cessation is often followed by weight gain. Eating behaviors and weight change have been linked to the brain response to food, but it is unknown whether smoking influences this response. Objective: We determined the influence of smoking status (smokers compared with nonsmokers) on the brain response to food in regions associa...
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Despite the importance of breaches of taste identity expectation for survival, its neural correlate is unknown. We used fMRI in 16 women to examine brain response to expected and unexpected receipt of sweet taste and tasteless/odorless solutions. During expected trials (70%), subjects heard "sweet" or "tasteless" and received the liquid indicated b...
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The purpose of this study was to examine weight concerns, dieting, body dissatisfaction as well as eating behavior of German high school athletes and to compare disordered eating behavior of these athletes with regular high school students. Five hundred and seventy-six young athletes of Elite Sports Schools in the German state of Thuringia and a re...
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Introduction: Anecdotal reports from patients with smell loss provided the basic motivation for the present study on sexual dysfunction among patients with olfactory dysfunction. The aim of the present study was to investigate the sexual appetite and the subject's depression in regard to olfactory function. Methods: Eighty-six patients referred...
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The majority of studies on taste and smell in eating disorders have revealed several alterations of olfactory or gustatory functions. Aim of this prospective study was to employ detailed olfactory and gustatory testing in female subjects of three homogenous groups - anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and healthy controls - and to look at the effects...
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To assess dietary behavior and possible changes in food selection in patients with smell loss. A total of 176 patients (114 women and 62 men) age 17 to 86 years were classified into three diagnostic groups (normosmia, n = 12; hyposmia, n = 75; functional anosmia, n = 89) according to their olfactory test scores obtained with "Sniffin' Sticks." Grou...
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Jahrzehntelang wurden allein psychosoziale Faktoren wie z.B. ein extremes Schlankheitsideal, Rolle der Frau usw. als Ursache von Essstorungen angesehen. Diese Faktoren fuhren zwar zu einem weit verbreiteten Risikoverhalten bei ca. 30% der 15–25 jahrigen Frauen. Die Pravalenz der Anorexie (1–2%) und der Bulimie (2–4%) in der Risikopopulation ist all...
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The aim was to investigate psychological motives behind the wish to have children among female and male students, with special consideration of females with eating disorders. 736 participants (437 women and 299 men) were examined using the "Leipziger Fragebogen zu Kinderwunschmotiven und Einstellungen zum Kinderwunsch" (a questionnaire concerning t...
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To develop suitable preventive programs for eating disorders, it is important to examine the prevalence and severity of disturbed eating behaviour in the corresponding risk population as well as to investigate the conditions that might explain their origin and further progression. Based upon this background 736 female and male high school and unive...

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