Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles The researchers saw that there is a correlation between regular consumption and craving in the case with sweets, high-fat foods, starchy foods, and fast food. For example, in a 2014 study titled “Food cravings, food intake, and weight status in a community-based sample” published in Eating behaviors, the researchers gathered 646 people, with an average age of 29.5 years and an average BMI of 27.3. The participants filled out some questionnaires, which helped the researchers understand what kinds of foods they craved and how often they ate those foods. The results showed that the higher the person's BMI, the more they experienced food cravings. Also, there was a strong link between craving certain types of food (like sweets, high-fat foods, starchy foods, and fast food) and actually eating these kinds of foods regularly.