Navigation Links
What you eat depends on with whom you eat
Date:8/5/2009

Hamilton, ON. August 5, 2009 If you are a woman who dines with a man, chances are you choose food with fewer calories than if you dine with a woman. That is one of the findings in a study conducted by researchers at McMaster University.

The results appear in the online version of the international journal Appetite.

Meredith Young, PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, found that what a person chooses to eat at lunch or dinner is influenced by who they eat with and the gender make-up of the group.

By observing students in naturalistic settings in three large university cafeterias with a wide choice of food options and dining companions, Young found that women who ate with a male companion chose foods of significantly lower caloric value than did women who were observed eating with another woman.

What's more, when women ate in mixed-gender groups their food choices were at the lower end of the caloric scale; the more men in the group the fewer the calories. When women ate in all-female groups, their food was significantly higher in calories.

"Eating is a social activity," says Young. "In university cafeterias people select their food before they are seated and perhaps before they know with whom they will eat. Given the observed differences it seems likely that social groupings were anticipated at the time of food selection."

Young is not surprised by the findings. The diet industry targets female consumers and product advertisements typically depict very slim models rather than average-sized or overweight female models, she says, so food choices appear to be weighed against how other perceive them. In other words, smaller, healthier portions are seen as more feminine, and women might believe that if they eat less they will be considered more attractive to men.

"It is possible that small food portions signal attractiveness, and women conform, whether consci
'/>"/>

Contact: Jane Christmas
chrisja@mcmaster.ca
McMaster University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Semen quality depends upon antioxidants
2. X-Mens Wolverine Depends on Milk as His X-factor
3. How Much Should Women Drink? It Depends on Who You Ask
4. Early to bed early to rise ... depends on the TV schedule in your time zone
5. Nanotechnologys future depends on who the public trusts
6. What is a critical lab value? it depends, Hopkins researchers find
7. Facelift, Botox, or Both? Depends Upon Your Decade of Life
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/23/2014)... Academia Sinica, the preeminent academic institution in the ... collaborative agreement to develop a unique educational and ... opportunities to translate innovative technologies and commercially relevant ... signed Sept.12 in Taipei by Harris Lewin, vice ... Chi-Huey Wong of Academia Sinica. The program will ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 ... website daily regarding all the latest information from the ... announced on September 5, that its Private Label Jalapeno ... glass and small stones. Publix Jalapeno Bagels ... in the bakery department. , Taking into consideration ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter ... babies born at very low birth weights, breast milk is ... potentially dangerous infection known as cytomegalovirus (CMV), a new study ... birth weight infants -- all of whom weighed 3.3 pounds ... a history of CMV infection, to see whether breast milk ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- Both drinking and getting drunk at ... abuse by high school students, a new study suggests. ... school students who drink, could help expand alcohol-prevention efforts ... to stop them from becoming binge drinkers, the researchers ... first alcohol use and progression to first heavy use ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 ... affordable care? The National Quality Forum (NQF) ... sheet ( http://www.qualityforum.org/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=77687 ), and an infographic ( ... the rising cost of healthcare, how patients define ... for consumers to get the best possible healthcare ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Academia Sinica, UC Davis sign agreement on exchanges and tech transfer 2Health News:Publix Private Label Jalapeno Bagels Recalled: AttorneyOne Monitors and Keeps Consumers Informed 2Health News:Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds 2Health News:Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds 3Health News:Younger Age at First Drink, Higher Odds for Problem Drinking: Study 2Health News:Younger Age at First Drink, Higher Odds for Problem Drinking: Study 3Health News:Finding Affordable Care: Asking the Right Question is Key 2
... In response to the recent media attention on ... Williamsburg Place , one of the nation,s leading addiction treatment ... Omar S. Manejwala, M.D., Associate Medical Director for the Farley Center ... area and has appeared nationally recently on programs such as the ...
... WORCESTER, Mass., July 17 The Hanover Insurance Group (NYSE: ... announced the availability of a new product offering that can extend homeowners ... , , (Logo: ... The coverage is more important than ever as the population of people ...
... temperament, study finds , FRIDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- ... may have nothing to do with your parenting skills because ... of brain activity may determine a child,s temperament, a new ... the DRD4 gene and activity in the frontal cortex of ...
... N.C., July 17 Rabies is a virus that occurs in mammals ... humans if it is not treated. Nearly 90 percent of cases occur ... occur in domestic animals like dogs or cats. Humans usually become infected ... , Early symptoms of rabies are fever, headache and ...
... , , , GLASGOW, ... the UK would most like to be the national emblem of England, ... comes from a new survey commissioned by AXA PPP healthcare,s Nutrition and ... the EU lifted its ban on the sale of ,misshapen, produce such ...
... The ... Partner at the law firm of Loeb & Loeb LLP, as Chair, and Sheldon Kwiat, President ... ... YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities (YAI/NIPD) Board of Trustees has elected Eliot Green, a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Omar S. Manejwala, MD Speaks Out Nationally on Diprivan/Propofol Abuse 2Health News:Omar S. Manejwala, MD Speaks Out Nationally on Diprivan/Propofol Abuse 3Health News:The Hanover Launches New Insurance Option to Protect Family Members in Assisted Living Facilities 2Health News:The Hanover Launches New Insurance Option to Protect Family Members in Assisted Living Facilities 3Health News:Easy Baby or Fussy -- It May Be Out of Mom's Control 2Health News:Rabies: How to Protect Yourself and Your Pets 2Health News:Potato Tops Poll To Be UK's National Veg 2Health News:YAI/NIPD Board of Trustees Elects Eliot Green Chair and Sheldon Kwiat Vice Chair 2Health News:YAI/NIPD Board of Trustees Elects Eliot Green Chair and Sheldon Kwiat Vice Chair 3Health News:YAI/NIPD Board of Trustees Elects Eliot Green Chair and Sheldon Kwiat Vice Chair 4
(Date:9/23/2014)... Sept. 23, 2014 Research and ... "Physician Office Laboratory Markets, 3rd Edition" ... report, Physician Office Laboratory Markets is Kalorama,s complete ... industry. Physician office laboratories are diverse in their ... reimbursable, in-office pregnancy and glucose tests. Some specialty ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... , September 23, 2014 ... has announced the addition of the  "Large ... to their offering.  ,     ... drug delivery market holds significant potential for ... vials and painful needles to the modern-day ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... 2014  SiteOne Therapeutics Inc. today announced the completion ... Sears Capital Management and Biobrit LLC, with additional investors ... $1.5 million financing positions SiteOne to advance its oral ... further develop its technology platform for long-acting local analgesics, ... conjunction with the financing, Lowell Sears (Sears ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Physician Office Laboratory Markets, 3rd Edition 2Physician Office Laboratory Markets, 3rd Edition 3Large Volume Wearable Injectors - 2nd Edition 2Large Volume Wearable Injectors - 2nd Edition 3Large Volume Wearable Injectors - 2nd Edition 4Large Volume Wearable Injectors - 2nd Edition 5SiteOne Therapeutics Completes $1.5M Initial Round of Equity Financing, Secures $1.4M NIH Grant 2SiteOne Therapeutics Completes $1.5M Initial Round of Equity Financing, Secures $1.4M NIH Grant 3
... New study questions ability of human-animal hybrids to generate ... Cell Technology, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: ACTC) and its ... the capacity to extensively reprogram adult human cells. The ... journal Cloning and Stem Cells (Editor-in-Chief: Sir ...
... Inc., the leader in the,development of devices for ... start of enrollment in the REALISM (Real World ... continued access,registry. The MitraClip(R) system is currently being ... option for patients suffering from the,effects of mitral ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cloned Human Embryos Successfully Reprogrammed Using Human - But Not Animal - Eggs 2Cloned Human Embryos Successfully Reprogrammed Using Human - But Not Animal - Eggs 3Cloned Human Embryos Successfully Reprogrammed Using Human - But Not Animal - Eggs 4Cloned Human Embryos Successfully Reprogrammed Using Human - But Not Animal - Eggs 5First U.S. Patients Enrolled in the REALISM Continued Access Study 2First U.S. Patients Enrolled in the REALISM Continued Access Study 3
0.5mm "K" hook. Rounded knurled handle; shaft angled 11mm from tip; overall length 120mm, in Titanium....
Lightly Curved-Blunt Tips Rounded Blades; 1mm Eye in Blades; 27mm from mid screw to tip. Matte finish; Stainless Steel, overall length 120mm...
... Perfusion Catheter is indicated for ... portion of a coronary artery ... the purpose of improving myocardial ... are also designed to provide ...
... The eSpeed C300 uses its hallmark 50 and ... techniques. New MultiPhase scan protocols and proprietary ... C300s four beam targets and two x-ray detector ... arteries and analyze myocardial perfusion and wall motion. ...
Medicine Products: