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Barbara Rolls

TitleHelen A. Guthrie Chair and Professor of Nutritional Sciences
InstitutionCollege of Health and Human Development
DepartmentNutritional Sciences
Address226 Henderson Bldg
University Park, PA 16802
Phone8148638572
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InstitutionHuck Institutes of the Life Sciences


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Professor of Nutritional Sciences and Biobehavioral Health
Helen A. Guthrie Chair of Nutritional Sciences

NARRATIVE:

Dr. Rolls' research focuses on the psychological and physiological controls of food intake and selection in normal weight and obese humans across the life span.



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  1. Cravener TL, Schlechter H, Loeb KL, Radnitz C, Schwartz M, Zucker N, Finkelstein S, Wang YC, Rolls BJ, Keller KL. Feeding Strategies Derived from Behavioral Economics and Psychology Can Increase Vegetable Intake in Children as Part of a Home-Based Intervention: Results of a Pilot Study. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2015 Nov; 115(11):1798-807.
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  2. MacLean PS, Wing RR, Davidson T, Epstein L, Goodpaster B, Hall KD, Levin BE, Perri MG, Rolls BJ, Rosenbaum M, Rothman AJ, Ryan D. NIH working group report: Innovative research to improve maintenance of weight loss. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Jan; 23(1):7-15.
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  3. Vernarelli JA, Mitchell DC, Rolls BJ, Hartman TJ. Dietary energy density is associated with obesity and other biomarkers of chronic disease in US adults. Eur J Nutr. 2015 Feb; 54(1):59-65.
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  4. Rolls BJ, Meengs JS, Roe LS. Variations in cereal volume affect the amount selected and eaten for breakfast. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014 Sep; 114(9):1411-6.
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  5. Hill BR, Rolls BJ, Roe LS, De Souza MJ, Williams NI. Ghrelin and peptide YY increase with weight loss during a 12-month intervention to reduce dietary energy density in obese women. Peptides. 2013 Nov; 49:138-44.
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  6. Williams RA, Roe LS, Rolls BJ. Assessment of satiety depends on the energy density and portion size of the test meal. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Feb; 22(2):318-24.
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  7. Roe LS, Meengs JS, Birch LL, Rolls BJ. Serving a variety of vegetables and fruit as a snack increased intake in preschool children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Sep; 98(3):693-9.
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  8. Williams RA, Roe LS, Rolls BJ. Comparison of three methods to reduce energy density. Effects on daily energy intake. Appetite. 2013 Jul; 66:75-83.
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  9. Casazza K, Fontaine KR, Astrup A, Birch LL, Brown AW, Bohan Brown MM, Durant N, Dutton G, Foster EM, Heymsfield SB, McIver K, Mehta T, Menachemi N, Newby PK, Pate R, Rolls BJ, Sen B, Smith DL, Thomas DM, Allison DB. Myths, presumptions, and facts about obesity. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jan 31; 368(5):446-54.
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  10. Rolls BJ. Dietary strategies for weight management. Nestle Nutr Inst Workshop Ser. 2012; 73:37-48.
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  11. Drewnowski A, Rolls B. Concluding remarks. Nestle Nutr Inst Workshop Ser. 2012; 73:143-5.
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  12. Drewnowski A, Rolls BJ. Obesity. (Preface). Nestle Nutr Inst Workshop Ser. 2012; 73:VII-IX.
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  13. Meengs JS, Roe LS, Rolls BJ. Vegetable variety: an effective strategy to increase vegetable intake in adults. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012 Aug; 112(8):1211-5.
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  14. Mathias KC, Rolls BJ, Birch LL, Kral TV, Hanna EL, Davey A, Fisher JO. Serving larger portions of fruits and vegetables together at dinner promotes intake of both foods among young children. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012 Feb; 112(2):266-70.
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  15. Blatt AD, Williams RA, Roe LS, Rolls BJ. Effects of energy content and energy density of pre-portioned entrées on energy intake. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Oct; 20(10):2010-8.
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  16. Vernarelli JA, Mitchell DC, Hartman TJ, Rolls BJ. Dietary energy density is associated with body weight status and vegetable intake in U.S. children. J Nutr. 2011 Dec; 141(12):2204-10.
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  17. Roe LS, Meengs JS, Rolls BJ. Salad and satiety. The effect of timing of salad consumption on meal energy intake. Appetite. 2012 Feb; 58(1):242-8.
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  18. Masheb RM, Grilo CM, Rolls BJ. A randomized controlled trial for obesity and binge eating disorder: low-energy-density dietary counseling and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Behav Res Ther. 2011 Dec; 49(12):821-9.
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  19. Sciamanna CN, Kiernan M, Rolls BJ, Boan J, Stuckey H, Kephart D, Miller CK, Jensen G, Hartmann TJ, Loken E, Hwang KO, Williams RJ, Clark MA, Schubart JR, Nezu AM, Lehman E, Dellasega C. Practices associated with weight loss versus weight-loss maintenance results of a national survey. Am J Prev Med. 2011 Aug; 41(2):159-66.
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  20. Spill MK, Birch LL, Roe LS, Rolls BJ. Hiding vegetables to reduce energy density: an effective strategy to increase children's vegetable intake and reduce energy intake. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Sep; 94(3):735-41.
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  21. Spill MK, Birch LL, Roe LS, Rolls BJ. Serving large portions of vegetable soup at the start of a meal affected children's energy and vegetable intake. Appetite. 2011 Aug; 57(1):213-9.
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  22. Blatt AD, Roe LS, Rolls BJ. Hidden vegetables: an effective strategy to reduce energy intake and increase vegetable intake in adults. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Apr; 93(4):756-63.
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  23. Blatt AD, Roe LS, Rolls BJ. Increasing the protein content of meals and its effect on daily energy intake. J Am Diet Assoc. 2011 Feb; 111(2):290-4.
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  24. Obbagy JE, Condrasky MD, Roe LS, Sharp JL, Rolls BJ. Chefs' opinions about reducing the calorie content of menu items in restaurants. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Feb; 19(2):332-7.
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  25. Spill MK, Birch LL, Roe LS, Rolls BJ. Eating vegetables first: the use of portion size to increase vegetable intake in preschool children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 May; 91(5):1237-43.
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  26. Rolls BJ, Roe LS, Meengs JS. Portion size can be used strategically to increase vegetable consumption in adults. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Apr; 91(4):913-22.
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  27. Lowe MR, Tappe KA, Butryn ML, Annunziato RA, Coletta MC, Ochner CN, Rolls BJ. An intervention study targeting energy and nutrient intake in worksite cafeterias. Eat Behav. 2010 Aug; 11(3):144-51.
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  28. Rolls BJ. Plenary Lecture 1: Dietary strategies for the prevention and treatment of obesity. Proc Nutr Soc. 2010 Feb; 69(1):70-9.
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  29. Kral TV, Kabay AC, Roe LS, Rolls BJ. Effects of doubling the portion size of fruit and vegetable side dishes on children's intake at a meal. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010 Mar; 18(3):521-7.
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  30. Rolls BJ. The relationship between dietary energy density and energy intake. Physiol Behav. 2009 Jul 14; 97(5):609-15.
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  31. Flood-Obbagy JE, Rolls BJ. The effect of fruit in different forms on energy intake and satiety at a meal. Appetite. 2009 Apr; 52(2):416-22.
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  32. Leahy KE, Birch LL, Rolls BJ. Reducing the energy density of multiple meals decreases the energy intake of preschool-age children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Dec; 88(6):1459-68.
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  33. Leahy KE, Birch LL, Fisher JO, Rolls BJ. Reductions in entrée energy density increase children's vegetable intake and reduce energy intake. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 Jul; 16(7):1559-65.
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  34. Leahy KE, Birch LL, Rolls BJ. Reducing the energy density of an entrée decreases children's energy intake at lunch. J Am Diet Assoc. 2008 Jan; 108(1):41-8.
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  35. Fisher JO, Arreola A, Birch LL, Rolls BJ. Portion size effects on daily energy intake in low-income Hispanic and African American children and their mothers. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Dec; 86(6):1709-16.
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  36. Condrasky M, Ledikwe JH, Flood JE, Rolls BJ. Chefs' opinions of restaurant portion sizes. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007 Aug; 15(8):2086-94.
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  37. Fisher JO, Liu Y, Birch LL, Rolls BJ. Effects of portion size and energy density on young children's intake at a meal. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Jul; 86(1):174-9.
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  38. Ello-Martin JA, Roe LS, Ledikwe JH, Beach AM, Rolls BJ. Dietary energy density in the treatment of obesity: a year-long trial comparing 2 weight-loss diets. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Jun; 85(6):1465-77.
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  39. Rolls BJ, Roe LS, Meengs JS. The effect of large portion sizes on energy intake is sustained for 11 days. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007 Jun; 15(6):1535-43.
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  40. Ledikwe JH, Rolls BJ, Smiciklas-Wright H, Mitchell DC, Ard JD, Champagne C, Karanja N, Lin PH, Stevens VJ, Appel LJ. Reductions in dietary energy density are associated with weight loss in overweight and obese participants in the PREMIER trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 May; 85(5):1212-21.
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  41. Rolls BJ, Roe LS, Halverson KH, Meengs JS. Using a smaller plate did not reduce energy intake at meals. Appetite. 2007 Nov; 49(3):652-60.
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  42. Flood JE, Rolls BJ. Soup preloads in a variety of forms reduce meal energy intake. Appetite. 2007 Nov; 49(3):626-34.
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  43. Osterholt KM, Roe LS, Rolls BJ. Incorporation of air into a snack food reduces energy intake. Appetite. 2007 May; 48(3):351-8.
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  44. Ledikwe JH, Ello-Martin J, Pelkman CL, Birch LL, Mannino ML, Rolls BJ. A reliable, valid questionnaire indicates that preference for dietary fat declines when following a reduced-fat diet. Appetite. 2007 Jul; 49(1):74-83.
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  45. Flood JE, Roe LS, Rolls BJ. The effect of increased beverage portion size on energy intake at a meal. J Am Diet Assoc. 2006 Dec; 106(12):1984-90; discussion 1990-1.
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  46. Ledikwe JH, Blanck HM, Khan LK, Serdula MK, Seymour JD, Tohill BC, Rolls BJ. Low-energy-density diets are associated with high diet quality in adults in the United States. J Am Diet Assoc. 2006 Aug; 106(8):1172-80.
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  47. Ledikwe JH, Blanck HM, Kettel Khan L, Serdula MK, Seymour JD, Tohill BC, Rolls BJ. Dietary energy density is associated with energy intake and weight status in US adults. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006 Jun; 83(6):1362-8.
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  48. Rolls BJ, Roe LS, Meengs JS. Larger portion sizes lead to a sustained increase in energy intake over 2 days. J Am Diet Assoc. 2006 Apr; 106(4):543-9.
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  49. McCrory MA, Saltzman E, Rolls BJ, Roberts SB. A twin study of the effects of energy density and palatability on energy intake of individual foods. Physiol Behav. 2006 Mar 30; 87(3):451-9.
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  50. Rolls BJ, Roe LS, Meengs JS. Reductions in portion size and energy density of foods are additive and lead to sustained decreases in energy intake. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006 Jan; 83(1):11-7.
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  51. Ello-Martin JA, Ledikwe JH, Rolls BJ. The influence of food portion size and energy density on energy intake: implications for weight management. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005 Jul; 82(1 Suppl):236S-241S.
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  52. Rolls BJ, Roe LS, Beach AM, Kris-Etherton PM. Provision of foods differing in energy density affects long-term weight loss. Obes Res. 2005 Jun; 13(6):1052-60.
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  53. Rolls BJ, Drewnowski A, Ledikwe JH. Changing the energy density of the diet as a strategy for weight management. J Am Diet Assoc. 2005 May; 105(5 Suppl 1):S98-103.
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  54. Drewnowski A, Rolls BJ. How to modify the food environment. J Nutr. 2005 Apr; 135(4):898-9.
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  55. Ledikwe JH, Ello-Martin JA, Rolls BJ. Portion sizes and the obesity epidemic. J Nutr. 2005 Apr; 135(4):905-9.
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  56. DellaValle DM, Roe LS, Rolls BJ. Does the consumption of caloric and non-caloric beverages with a meal affect energy intake? Appetite. 2005 Apr; 44(2):187-93.
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  57. Ledikwe JH, Blanck HM, Khan LK, Serdula MK, Seymour JD, Tohill BC, Rolls BJ. Dietary energy density determined by eight calculation methods in a nationally representative United States population. J Nutr. 2005 Feb; 135(2):273-8.
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  58. Rolls BJ, Roe LS, Meengs JS. Salad and satiety: energy density and portion size of a first-course salad affect energy intake at lunch. J Am Diet Assoc. 2004 Oct; 104(10):1570-6.
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  59. Tohill BC, Seymour J, Serdula M, Kettel-Khan L, Rolls BJ. What epidemiologic studies tell us about the relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption and body weight. Nutr Rev. 2004 Oct; 62(10):365-74.
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  60. Kral TV, Rolls BJ. Energy density and portion size: their independent and combined effects on energy intake. Physiol Behav. 2004 Aug; 82(1):131-8.
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  61. Kral TV, Roe LS, Rolls BJ. Combined effects of energy density and portion size on energy intake in women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2004 Jun; 79(6):962-8.
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  62. Moore BJ, Rolls BJ, Mennella JA, Devaney B. Soda isn't only low in calcium. J Bone Miner Res. 2004 May; 19(5):871; author reply 872.
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  63. Rolls BJ, Roe LS, Meengs JS, Wall DE. Increasing the portion size of a sandwich increases energy intake. J Am Diet Assoc. 2004 Mar; 104(3):367-72.
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  64. Diliberti N, Bordi PL, Conklin MT, Roe LS, Rolls BJ. Increased portion size leads to increased energy intake in a restaurant meal. Obes Res. 2004 Mar; 12(3):562-8.
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  65. Rolls BJ, Roe LS, Kral TV, Meengs JS, Wall DE. Increasing the portion size of a packaged snack increases energy intake in men and women. Appetite. 2004 Feb; 42(1):63-9.
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  66. Rolls BJ, Ello-Martin JA, Tohill BC. What can intervention studies tell us about the relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption and weight management? Nutr Rev. 2004 Jan; 62(1):1-17.
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  67. Heimburger DC, Allison DB, Goran MI, Heini AF, Hensrud DD, Hunter GR, Klein S, Kumanyika SK, Kushner RF, Rolls BJ, Schoeller D, Schutz Y. A festschrift for Roland L. Weinsier: nutrition scientist, educator, and clinician. Obes Res. 2003 Oct; 11(10):1246-62.
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  68. Orlet Fisher J, Rolls BJ, Birch LL. Children's bite size and intake of an entrée are greater with large portions than with age-appropriate or self-selected portions. Am J Clin Nutr. 2003 May; 77(5):1164-70.
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  69. Bell EA, Roe LS, Rolls BJ. Sensory-specific satiety is affected more by volume than by energy content of a liquid food. Physiol Behav. 2003 Apr; 78(4-5):593-600.
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  70. Bowen D, Green P, Vizenor N, Vu C, Kreuter P, Rolls B. Effects of fat content on fat hedonics: cognition or taste? Physiol Behav. 2003 Feb; 78(2):247-53.
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  71. Rolls BJ, Morris EL, Roe LS. Portion size of food affects energy intake in normal-weight and overweight men and women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2002 Dec; 76(6):1207-13.
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  72. Rolls BJ, Roe LS. Effect of the volume of liquid food infused intragastrically on satiety in women. Physiol Behav. 2002 Aug; 76(4-5):623-31.
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  73. Rolls BJ, Bell EA, Waugh BA. Increasing the volume of a food by incorporating air affects satiety in men. Am J Clin Nutr. 2000 Aug; 72(2):361-8.
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  74. Rolls BJ, Bell EA. Dietary approaches to the treatment of obesity. Med Clin North Am. 2000 Mar; 84(2):401-18, vi.
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  75. Rolls BJ, Bell EA, Thorwart ML. Water incorporated into a food but not served with a food decreases energy intake in lean women. Am J Clin Nutr. 1999 Oct; 70(4):448-55.
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  76. Rolls BJ, Bell EA, Castellanos VH, Chow M, Pelkman CL, Thorwart ML. Energy density but not fat content of foods affected energy intake in lean and obese women. Am J Clin Nutr. 1999 May; 69(5):863-71.
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  77. Rolls BJ. Do chemosensory changes influence food intake in the elderly? Physiol Behav. 1999 Apr; 66(2):193-7.
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  78. Rolls BJ, Castellanos VH, Halford JC, Kilara A, Panyam D, Pelkman CL, Smith GP, Thorwart ML. Volume of food consumed affects satiety in men. Am J Clin Nutr. 1998 Jun; 67(6):1170-7.
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  79. Rolls BJ. Fat and sugar substitutes and the control of food intake. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1997 May 23; 819:180-93.
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