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The impact of food prices on consumption: a systematic review of research on the price elasticity of demand for food.
Price elasticities for foods and nonalcoholic beverages ranged from 0.27 to 0.81 (absolute values), with food away from home, soft drinks, juice, and meats being most responsive to price changes (0.7-0.8). Expand
Preliminary validation of the Yale Food Addiction Scale
The Yale Food Addiction Scale (YFAS) is a sound tool for identifying eating patterns that are similar to behaviors seen in classic areas of addiction, and predicted binge-eating behavior above and beyond existing measures of eating pathology, demonstrating incremental validity. Expand
Bias, discrimination, and obesity.
Information on discriminatory attitudes and behaviors against obese individuals is reviewed, integrating this to show whether systematic discrimination occurs and why, and needed work in the field is discussed. Expand
The public health and economic benefits of taxing sugar-sweetened beverages.
The authors discuss the potential public health and economic benefits of taxing sugar-sweetened beverages and the evidence suggests that consumption of these beverages contributes to obesity and adverse health outcomes. Expand
Confronting and Coping with Weight Stigma: An Investigation of Overweight and Obese Adults
Objective: This study examined experiences of weight stigmatization, sources of stigma, coping strategies, psychological functioning, and eating behaviors in a sample of 2671 overweight and obeseExpand
Effects of soft drink consumption on nutrition and health: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Clear associations of soft drink intake with increased energy intake and body weight are found and recommended to reduce population soft drink consumption. Expand
Psychosocial origins of obesity stigma: toward changing a powerful and pervasive bias
  • R. Puhl, K. Brownell
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Obesity reviews : an official journal of the…
  • 1 November 2003
The social and psychological origins of this bias are examined through a review and critique of theoretical and empirical literatures, and how the field might best advance in the area of reducing stigma is proposed. Expand
The Delivery of Public Health Interventions via the Internet: Actualizing Their Potential
The Internet increasingly serves as a platform for the delivery of public health interventions. The efficacy of Internet interventions has been demonstrated across a wide range of conditions. MuchExpand
Priming effects of television food advertising on eating behavior.
These experiments demonstrate the power of food advertising to prime automatic eating behaviors and thus influence far more than brand preference alone. Expand
Weight bias among health professionals specializing in obesity.
Characteristics significantly predictive of lower levels of implicit anti-fat bias include being male, older, having a positive emotional outlook on life, weighing more, having friends who are obese, and indicating an understanding of the experience of obesity. Expand