Stereotypical thinking about foods and perceived capacity to promote weight gain.

@article{Oakes2005StereotypicalTA,
  title={Stereotypical thinking about foods and perceived capacity to promote weight gain.},
  author={Michael E Oakes},
  journal={Appetite},
  year={2005},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={317-24}
}
The modern health media as well as the food and diet industries praise certain foods and food nutrients as being healthful while at the same time criticizing other foods and nutrients as promoters of obesity and disease. Do the categorical messages that much of the general public has assimilated concerning food influence judgements of the weight-enhancing properties of foods? In the present study a sample of adult participants (mostly middle-aged) rated the weight-enhancing characteristics of a… CONTINUE READING