Online Food Shoppers 'More Likely to Have Poor Eating Habits'

  • By Lee Kum-sook

    August 13, 2019 08:41

    Buying food online could lead to a poor diet, a study suggests. The study based on a survey of 410 women conducted by Kongju National University revealed that nearly 90 percent of respondents had bought food online, with the most frequently purchased items being instant or frozen food.

    The most-cited reasons given for buying food online were low prices, a variety of choices and convenience of delivery.

    An analysis of the survey showed that those who buy food online tend to eat out often, have ready-to-eat meals more frequently, and have bad eating habits like gorging or overeating than those who do not.

    "The study reveals that people who buy food online do not have a healthy diet," a researcher said. "It is hard for them to check nutrition facts labels when buying things online, which would lead to higher chances of unhealthy eating." 

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