Exposure to slim images in mass media: television commercials as reminders of restriction in restrained eaters.

  title={Exposure to slim images in mass media: television commercials as reminders of restriction in restrained eaters.},
  author={Doeschka Anschutz and T. van Strien and Rutger Cme Engels},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  volume={27 4},
  • D. AnschutzT. van StrienR. Engels
  • Published 1 July 2008
  • Medicine
  • Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to explore the effects of exposure to slim images and diet-related products in commercials on actual food intake in relation to dietary restraint. DESIGN An experimental design was used, in which food intake was measured in 124 female students who watched either a sad or a neutral movie on television, which was interrupted by either commercials featuring slim models and diet products, or neutral commercials. Subsequently, participants filled out… 

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