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The Impact of Cholesterol Information on Meat Demand: Application of an Updated Cholesterol Index

  • Adhikari, Murali
  • Paudel, Laxmi
  • Houston, Jack E.
  • Paudel, Krishna P.
  • Bukenya, James O.

We estimate an almost ideal-demand system (AIDS) to assess the impacts of cholesterol information on the market demand of meats in the U.S. Our study indicates a significant negative impact of cholesterol information on the market demand of beef and pork and a significant positive influence on chicken demand. The study further demonstrated that the flow of carbohydrate information lessened the magnitude of cholesterol health information elasticities.

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Volume (Year): 37 (2006)
Issue (Month): 02 (July)
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Handle: RePEc:ags:jlofdr:9085
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