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Appealing to vanity: could potential appearance improvement motivate fruit and vegetable consumption?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22390433     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Fruit and vegetable consumption is inadequate among adults in the United States; this contributes to preventable morbidity and mortality. More effective dietary intervention strategies are needed. Recently, interventions that advertise the consequences of behavior for appearance have been successful in modifying sun-exposure habits and tobacco use. Such an approach might also facilitate dietary improvement. Consumption of carotenoid-rich fruit and vegetables positively affects skin color, which influences perceptions of health and attractiveness, and promoting such an effect may motivate target audiences to increase consumption of this important food group. This approach represents a novel direction for the field and is potentially suitable for cost-effective, population-level dissemination through the visual media.
Authors:
Ross D Whitehead; Gozde Ozakinci; Ian D Stephen; David I Perrett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2011-12-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  102     ISSN:  1541-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-06     Completed Date:  2012-05-02     Revised Date:  2014-02-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  207-11     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Body Image*
Carotenoids
Diet / psychology*
Fruit*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Promotion / methods
Humans
Motivation*
Vegetables*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
36-88-4/Carotenoids
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Am J Public Health. 2012 Oct;102(10):e3; author reply e3-4   [PMID:  22897535 ]

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