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Preference for sweet foods and higher body mass index in patients being treated in long-term methadone maintenance.
Subst Use Misuse. 2007; 42(10):1555-66.SU

Abstract

Opiate use has been associated with preference for sweets in both humans and animals. In 2002, the food preferences and eating habits of non-institutionalized patients in methadone treatment and controls were measured and compared. Questionnaires were administered to 14 patients and 14 controls with similar demographic characteristics (there were 19 women and 9 men ranging in age from 19 to 59 years). The patients reported higher consumption of sweets, higher eagerness to consume sweet foods, and a wish to consume quantities larger than that desired by controls. Patients had a significantly higher body mass than controls. The study's limitations are noted. These findings suggest a link between methadone and a desire for calorically dense foods. A study of eating behavior is warranted.

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Wagner College, Staten Island, NY 10301, USA. LNolan@wagner.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17918026

Citation

Nolan, Laurence J., and Lisa M. Scagnelli. "Preference for Sweet Foods and Higher Body Mass Index in Patients Being Treated in Long-term Methadone Maintenance." Substance Use & Misuse, vol. 42, no. 10, 2007, pp. 1555-66.
Nolan LJ, Scagnelli LM. Preference for sweet foods and higher body mass index in patients being treated in long-term methadone maintenance. Subst Use Misuse. 2007;42(10):1555-66.
Nolan, L. J., & Scagnelli, L. M. (2007). Preference for sweet foods and higher body mass index in patients being treated in long-term methadone maintenance. Substance Use & Misuse, 42(10), 1555-66.
Nolan LJ, Scagnelli LM. Preference for Sweet Foods and Higher Body Mass Index in Patients Being Treated in Long-term Methadone Maintenance. Subst Use Misuse. 2007;42(10):1555-66. PubMed PMID: 17918026.
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