Study: Paying in cash limits less-nutritious purchases

10/22/2010 | HealthDay News

Shoppers who buy groceries with cash instead of credit or debit cards are less likely to purchase impulse items, say researchers who followed the shopping habits of 1,000 households over six months. "Cash payments are psychologically more painful than card payments, and this pain of payment can curb the impulsive responses to buy unhealthy food items," the authors say.

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