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Subtle cues help obese shoppers skip unhealthy choices

(Reuters Health) Subtle hints may help nudge people toward making healthier food choices at the grocery store, new findings suggest.
Obese people heading into a store who were given a recipe flyer with a few health-related words spent less than one-third the amount on unhealthy snacks as those given the same flyer with unrelated wording, Dutch researchers found. And the flyer had an effect even if people weren't thinking about it as they shopped.
Laboratory studies have shown such "priming" with subtle messages can change behavior, and the current findings demonstrate that strategy can work in the real world, one of the study's authors told Reuters Health.
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