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Preliminary validation of the Yale Food Addiction Scale
Previous research has found similarities between addiction to psychoactive substances and excessive food consumption. Further exploration is needed to evaluate the concept of "food addiction," asExpand
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The impact of food prices on consumption: a systematic review of research on the price elasticity of demand for food.
In light of proposals to improve diets by shifting food prices, it is important to understand how price changes affect demand for various foods. We reviewed 160 studies on the price elasticity ofExpand
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Bias, discrimination, and obesity.
This article reviews information on discriminatory attitudes and behaviors against obese individuals, integrates this to show whether systematic discrimination occurs and why, and discusses neededExpand
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Effects of soft drink consumption on nutrition and health: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
In a meta-analysis of 88 studies, we examined the association between soft drink consumption and nutrition and health outcomes. We found clear associations of soft drink intake with increased energyExpand
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The public health and economic benefits of taxing sugar-sweetened beverages.
Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages has increased in recent decades; evidence suggests that consumption of these beverages contributes to obesity and adverse health outcomes. The authors discussExpand
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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
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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
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Perceptions of weight discrimination: prevalence and comparison to race and gender discrimination in America
Objective:Limited data are available on the prevalence and patterns of body weight discrimination from representative samples. This study examined experiences of weight/height discrimination in aExpand
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Psychosocial origins of obesity stigma: toward changing a powerful and pervasive bias.
  • R. Puhl, K. Brownell
  • Medicine
  • Obesity reviews : an official journal of the…
  • 1 November 2003
Widespread bias and discrimination based on weight have been documented in key areas of living, including education, employment, and health care. This paper examines the social and psychologicalExpand
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Priming effects of television food advertising on eating behavior.
OBJECTIVE Health advocates have focused on the prevalence of advertising for calorie-dense low-nutrient foods as a significant contributor to the obesity epidemic. This research tests the hypothesisExpand
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