Obesity and Counseling
AbstractA theoretical model is developed addressing habit formation and time-inconsistent preferences in consumption of unhealthy foods. In particular, the effects of counseling in altering the consumption satiation point and lowering individual discount rates are investigated. The model highlights the importance of health counseling and offers support to initiatives such as low-cost obesity screening and counseling.
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Obesity; Counseling; Habit formation; Time-inconsistent preferences; Health Economics and Policy; Institutional and Behavioral Economics; I12; I18; I31;
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