Candy at the Cash Register

A Risk Factor for Obesity and Chronic Disease

Published In: The New England Journal of Medicine, v. 367, no. 15, Oct. 11, 2012, p. 1381-1383

Posted on on October 01, 2012

by Deborah A. Cohen, Susan H. Babey

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In this commentary, the authors argue that we should consider treating prominent store placement of unhealthy items as a hidden risk factor. Impulse marketing influences our food choices in a way that is largely automatic and out of our conscious control, which affects our risk of diet-related chronic diseases.

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