Good Friends, Good Food ... What More Could We Want?

Assessing the Links Between Social Relationships and Dietary Behaviors. A Commentary on Conklin Et Al.

Published in: Social Science and Medicine, v. 100, Jan. 2014, p. 176-177

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2014

by Esther M. Friedman

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This commentary on Conklin, et al, "Social relationships and healthful dietary behaviour: evidence from over-50s in the EPIC cohort, UK (Social Science and Medicine, 2013) explores the contributions made by the article to understanding how spouses and friends influence our food choices, and calls for further research to for investigate more closely the mechanisms underlying this influence.

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