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BioMed Research International
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 5910174, 6 pages
Research Article

Episodic Frequency of Energy-Dense Food Consumption in Women with Excessive Adiposity

Medical Sciences Research Centre, Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, Toluca, MEX, Mexico

Correspondence should be addressed to Antonio Laguna-Camacho

Received 11 July 2017; Revised 23 September 2017; Accepted 18 October 2017; Published 8 November 2017

Academic Editor: Mangesh S. Pednekar

Copyright © 2017 Antonio Laguna-Camacho et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Each episode of fatty or sugary food consumption contributes to the pathophysiological alterations found in obesity. The present study estimated episodic frequency of energy-dense food (EDF) consumption in 348 adult women with excessive adiposity. Participants reported in open questions their habitual exercise and EDF consumption per week. Body fat percentage was measured using electric impedance analysis. Variations in EDF consumption by age, fat mass, and exercise levels were examined by factorial analysis of variance. The frequency of consumption of EDF was on average 12 times per week and it did not vary significantly across subgroups. It is argued that, to reduce obesity and its comorbidities, lowering a high episodic frequency of EDF consumption could be recommended in clinical settings.