To inform citizens about the dangers to the health of a product, scientists often publish the results of their research in popular media. It is assumed that a person, having received this information, will adjust his diet accordingly. A group of scientists from the United States decided to check whether this is in fact the case, and found an unusual pattern
Scientists have found that a person who is on a diet and refuses certain foods, information regarding the harm of these foods causes increased cravings for them. Experts noted that they conducted an experiment for which they invited 380 volunteers, who confirmed their assumptions. Scientists have clearly shown what the answer is caused by one-sided information about harmful dishes in the diet.
The respondents involved in the experiment read messages containing positive and negative information about sweet dishes. Participants were not interested in the useful properties of the products, while they were interested in the information about the negative effects of these dishes on the human body.
However, to the surprise of scientists, having received information about the dangers of chips and chocolate snacks, respondents felt cravings for these products and began to consume them 30% more than usual.
Having received such an unusual conclusion, scientists call for a more deliberate approach to the development of social information about the dangers of any products.
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