strawberry ice cream
... elsewhere on the web
thu 2005-aug-04 12:32:54 pdt
Just came across this
article, about a study in which researchers were able, through the
power of suggestion, to make people believe they had as a child gotten
sick from strawberry ice cream. The same did not work with chocolate
Of the fact that it didn't work for chocolate chip cookies, the
article says, "But strawberry ice cream is a rarely eaten food for
most people and might be susceptible, the researchers decided."
Okay, so far so good. This all seems fairly unsurprising to me.
However, the researchers claim, "We believe this new finding may have
significant implications for dieting."
Um. What? So you're saying you can convince people to not eat
something that they already don't eat. And this is meant to help them
lose weight how exactly?
Now, to be fair, it could be a case of bad reporting rather than bad