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Pizza Pressure? it’s our co-workers who determine our food tastes πŸ•πŸ”β˜ΉοΈ

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The findings of a new large study on hospital employees suggest that people in our social networks influence the food we eat, both healthy and unhealthy. These findings may help guide efforts to improve population health. Co-workers have much unrecognised influence in determining office food tastes. The findings of the research were published in the journal titled ‘Nature Human Behaviour’. The foods people buy at a workplace cafeteria may not always be chosen to satisfy an individual craving or taste for a particular food. When co-workers are eating together, individuals are more likely to select foods that are as healthy–or unhealthy–as the food selections on their fellow employees’ trays. “We found that individuals tend to mirror the food choices of others in their social circles, which may explain one-way obesity spreads through social networks,” said Douglas Levy, PhD, an investigator …

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