All That Binge-Watching Is Making You Understand Less About Nutrition
"In a new study published in the International Journal of Communication and Health, University of Houston researcher Temple Northup, Ph.D., found that [...] people who watch more TV had both a poorer understanding of proper nutrition and a more fatalistic view toward eating well compared to those who watched less TV."
source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/1 ... 46004.html
The original study is called:
Understanding the Relationship Between Television Use and Unhealthy Eating -
The Mediating Role of Fatalistic Views of Eating Well and Nutritional Knowledge.
and it can be found here: http://communicationandhealth.ro/upload ... ORTHUP.pdf
Here is an excerpt from the abstract:
"Based on mediation analysis, fatalistic views and nutritional knowledge partially mediate the relationship between television use and unhealthy food consumption. This implies that [...] the media are helping to create individuals who have a poor understanding of nutrition and adopt fatalistic views of eating healthy, which together relate to having a poor diet."