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Is Food Porn Making Us Fat?

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Is Food Porn Making Us Fat?

A new study from Oxford University suggests that the constant bombardment of food porn we see on television and social apps like Instagram could be adding to the obesity crisis.

The study, published in the Brain and Cognition journal, argues that our constant viewing of visually appealing foods could be “inadvertently exacerbating our desire for food.”

Led by professor Charles Spence, the report says that it all begins with our increased exposure to “visually succulent cooking procedures and beautifully portrayed dishes” thanks to television shows, cookbooks and the study also says that, “the last few years have seen a dramatic rise in the dining public's obsession with taking images of the foods that they are about to eat, often sharing those images via their social media networks."

They argue that this glamorisation of food does not tell a blanched story about the health consequences of consuming such food.

It’s true that Food Porn has become it’s own thing these days with millions of images shared everyday using #FoodPorn. The question is, does it really have a negative effect on our actual dining habits? And if this is the hypothesis, couldn’t the same response be garnered by millions of people sharing some truly sexy #SaladPorn?

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