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The time is ripe - Thinking about the future reduces unhealthy eating in those with a higher BMI

Research suggests that being oriented more towards the future (than the present) is correlated with healthier eating. However, this research tends to be correlational, and thus it is unclear whether inducing people to think about their future could …

A systematic review of psychosocial explanations for the relationship between socioeconomic status and body mass index

A negative association between socioeconomic status (SES) and levels of overweight/obesity is consistently found in high- and middle-income countries. Yet, there is little conclusive evidence about the mechanisms driving this association. In this …

Poverty, inequality, and increased consumption of high calorie food - Experimental evidence for a causal link

Rising obesity represents a serious, global problem. It is now well established that obesity is associated with poverty and wealth inequality, suggesting that these factors may promote caloric intake. Whereas previous work has examined these links …