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Hedonic ratings and perceived healthiness in experimental functional food choices.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16859808     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The associations of liking and perceived healthiness ratings between repeated food choices were studied in two experiments. Participants' snack bar (n=41, Experiment I) and beverage (n=60, Experiment II) choices among six product alternatives were monitored for 4 and 3 weeks, respectively. In Experiment I, participants were allowed to familiarise themselves with snack bar alternatives ("familiar assortment") prior to making choices. In Experiment II, the participants started making their beverage choices without familiarising themselves ("unfamiliar assortment"). In both experiments, the participants were divided into three groups according to their choice behaviour for each alternative: non-interested (0 choices), experimenters (1 choice) and potential frequent users (2 or more choices). In Experiment I, the overall difference between non-interested and potential frequent users of a product was 1.3 points in expected liking and 2.6 points in actual liking on a 7-point scale (ANOVA, p<0.001). In Experiment II, the overall differences in blind hedonic ratings between non-interested participants and potential frequent users of a product were within a range of 0.9 points (p<0.001). The difference was wider for expected liking ratings, 1.3 points (p<0.001). Neither the perceived healthiness of the samples nor the background attitudes could be consistently associated with the choices (Pearson's correlation coefficient).
Nina Urala; Liisa Lähteenmäki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-07-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0195-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-27     Completed Date:  2007-05-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  302-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, P.O. Box 1000, FIN-02044 VTT, Finland. <>
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Attitude to Health*
Choice Behavior
Finland / epidemiology
Food Preferences / psychology*
Health Behavior*
Middle Aged
Personal Satisfaction
Recognition (Psychology)

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