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Mind Your P’s and (Food) Cues

A pair of arches, words written across a bottle in a certain fancy script, and a green mermaid/goddess on a paper cup. These are images that, when we see them, can spark a sudden desire to want to eat or drink certain foods or beverages. The effects of food cues may have a subtle but powerful influence on our decisions regarding what to eat and drink. Read More

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Nicole Avena, Ph.D. is a research neuroscientist and an expert in the fields of nutrition, diet and addiction.

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