The Doctors share a new research study out of the University of South Florida that found that loud music encourages unhealthy food choices. Researchers tested people in a café and found that softer music led to healthier food choices.
They also went to supermarkets and found that the louder the music, the unhealthier the purchases. ER physician Dr. Travis Stork wonders if supermarkets knowingly turn up music so people buy more.
Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra says it makes sense since quieter music relaxes you and allows for better decision making. She shares that researchers tried the experiment with different types of music but didn’t find that impacted choices, just the volume did. Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon agrees with the findings saying if the music is up, it’s more of a party atmosphere, and your guard is down.