Study: Peer pressure plays a role in eating habits

Created: 01/02/2014 6:41 AM WHEC.com

What you choose to eat could depend on what your friend orders.
Researchers in Britain looked at studies on food choices and found peer pressure plays a role in what and how much you eat.
For example, people who were told that other participants were going to have high or low calorie meals were much more likely to make the same choice. Those who were told others were eating large quantities of food ate more.
Researchers say this peer influence is present if even people don't feel the need to please others or when they are eating alone.  


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