'Don't' messages don't work for most of us," researchers at Cornell University said. The findings showed that focusing on 'Do' is better than on 'Don't'.

That is, stressing the benefits of eating healthy foods is more effective than warning against the harm of eating unhealthy foods.

"If you're a parent, it's better to focus on the benefits of broccoli and not the harm of hamburgers," said lead author Brian Wansink, director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab.The researchers analysed 43 published international studies that involved either negative or positive nutrition messages.

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