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Preliminary validation of the Yale Food Addiction Scale
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 obese…
Psychosocial origins of obesity stigma: toward changing a powerful and pervasive bias
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.
Development of the Yale Food Addiction Scale Version 2.0.
The YFAS 2.0 appears to by a psychometrically sound measure that reflects the current diagnostic understanding of addiction to further investigate the potential role of an addictive process in problematic eating behavior.
The Delivery of Public Health Interventions via the Internet: Actualizing Their Potential
The effectiveness of public health Internet interventions is examined, with particular attention to their dissemination potential, and several considerations (characterizing reach rates, minimizing attrition, promoting Web site utilization, use of tailored messaging and social networking) that may improve the implementation of Internet interventions and their associated outcomes are discussed.
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.