Monday, May 13, 2013

Did I really need a Cornell University research study to tell me that hungry shoppers buy higher-calorie products?

Researchers paid 68 people to avoid eating for five hours before hitting the supermarket. A follow-up study tracked 82 participants shopping at different times of the day, when they were either likely to be famished or full.

So here's what they found:
The hungry participants chose a higher number of higher-calorie products. If they shopped between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., they bought less low-calorie food compared with those who shopped sated.

My question:
How much money was spent on this survey? When the desire to publish is so great that the topics studied are ridiculous, the question WHY needs to be addressed.

What is most distressing is that this study comes out of Cornell. 

For cripes sake: Anyone with a weight problem knows to never set foot in a grocery store if you are hungry. Eat. Then shop. 'Nuff said.

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