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Unhealthy diets, obesity and time discounting: a systematic literature review and network analysis

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There is an increasing policy commitment to address the avoidable burdens of unhealthy diet, overweight and obesity. However, to design effective policies, it is important to understand why people make unhealthy dietary choices. Research from behavioural economics suggests a critical role for time discounting, which describes how people's value of a reward, such as better health, decreases with delay to its receipt. We systematically reviewed the literature on the relationship of time discoun...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1111/obr.12431

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Sociology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Sociology
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity Journal website
Publication date:
2016-06-03
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1467-789X
ISSN:
1467-7881
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uuid:c8faf3eb-ac9a-4654-bd01-7fd91a093df3
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625671
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pubs:625671
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English
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