Affect asymmetry and comfort food consumption.

  title={Affect asymmetry and comfort food consumption.},
  author={Laurette Dub{\'e} and Jordan L Lebel and Ji Lu},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  volume={86 4},
It is proposed that the emotional triggers of comfort food consumption can reliably be predicted by factors tied to affect asymmetry whereby negative affects dominate one's experience, decision making and behaviors in some instances while positive emotions prevail in others. Specifically, we relate three of these factors (age, gender, and culture) to differences in the emotional triggers of comfort food consumption and we further explore the possibility that the type of food eaten during… CONTINUE READING

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