Navigation Links
People Less Likely to Buy Junk Food When Paying Cash
Date:10/21/2010

THURSDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- People are less likely to buy unhealthy foods if they use cash instead of credit or debit cards to pay for groceries, a new study finds.

U.S. researchers analyzed the shopping behavior of 1,000 households over six months and found that the participants' shopping carts contained a larger proportion of impulsive or unhealthy food products when they paid with credit or debit cards rather than cash.

Further research revealed that "cash payments are psychologically more painful than card payments, and this pain of payment can curb the impulsive responses to buy unhealthy food items," the authors reported in their study, published online and in an upcoming print issue of the Journal of Consumer Research.

"The notion that mode of payment can curb impulsive purchase of unhealthy food products is substantially important. The epidemic increase in obesity suggests that regulating impulsive purchases and consumption of unhealthy food products is a steep challenge for many consumers," according to the researchers from Cornell University and the State University of New York in Binghamton and Buffalo.

If people understood that they're more likely to buy unhealthy foods when paying with credit or debit cards, they might be able to control their buying habits, the study authors suggested.

The authors, Manoj Thomas, Kalpesh Kaushik Desai and Satheeshkumar Seenivasan, also indicated that there is a possible link between rising obesity rates in the United States and changing modes of payment. They noted that credit or debit cards were used for nearly 40 percent of all purchases in 2006.

More information

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers advice about healthy eating.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Journal of Consumer Research, news release, Oct. 18, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. People With Anorexia May Risk Serious Eye Damage
2. Research shows unemployment programs lacking for people with disabilities
3. Over 50? You probably prefer negative stories about young people
4. Study suggests oxytocin makes people trusting, but not gullible
5. Disasters especially tough on people with disabilities, mental disorders
6. People with fused identities are willing to die for their social group
7. Many Depressed People Have Mild, Brief Episodes of Mania
8. In Conversation, Peoples Brains Can Mirror Each Other
9. Few people are doing it, so why should I? Motivating men to seek cancer screening
10. Can I buy you a drink? Genetics may determine sensitivity to other peoples drinking behavior
11. NIH-funded study finds early HAART during TB treatment boosts survival rate in co-infected people
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
People Less Likely to Buy Junk Food When Paying Cash 
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping ... fitness app. The fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness ... size fits all type program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 ... their specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ... and all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a matter of indulgence ... high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who set the bar ... from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to set low expectations is ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Conference and Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new ... the grants came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and honing their ... in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor by nominating ... of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , In April, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... INDIANAPOLIS , June 23, 2016 Roche ... received 510(k) clearance for its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) ... severe sepsis or septic shock. With this clearance, Roche ... provide a fully integrated solution for sepsis risk assessment ... associated with bacterial infection and PCT levels in blood ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... VIEW, Calif. , June 23, 2016 ... a.m. CST on Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , , ... kayla.belcher@frost.com ) , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , ... Nitin Naik; Senior Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 The vast majority of dialysis ... facility.  Treatments are usually 3 times a week, with ... including travel time, equipment preparation and wait time.  This ... grueling for patients who are elderly and frail.  Many ... and rehabilitation centers for some duration of time. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: