Theoretical developments in the study and prediction of food intake.

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Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Title
Theoretical developments in the study and prediction of food intake.
Journal
The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
Author(s)
Yearsley J., Tolkamp B.J., Illius A.W.
ISSN
0029-6651
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2001
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
60
Number
1
Pages
145-156
Language
english
Abstract
The purpose of the present paper is to review recent theoretical developments in food intake modelling applied to animal science and ecology. The models are divided into those that have been developed for intensive agricultural systems, and those which consider more extensive systems and natural systems. For the most part the present paper discusses models that predict the food intake of herbivores. The mechanisms of each model are discussed, along with a brief mention of the experimental support for the most popular models. We include a discussion of models that approach the study of food intake behaviour from an evolutionary perspective, and suggest that lifetime models are especially useful when food intake carries an intrinsic cost. These long timescale evolutionary models contrast with the more common food intake models, whose timescale is usually much shorter. We conclude that the 'eating to requirements' model highlights an important food intake mechanism that provides an accurate predictive tool for intensive agricultural systems. The mechanisms of food intake regulation in extensive systems are less certain, and closer links between the ideas of animal science and ecology will be helpful for improving our understanding of food intake regulation.
Keywords
Animals, Eating/physiology, Energy Intake, Humans, Models, Animal, Models, Biological
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Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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