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Why conservatives might be better at dieting than liberals

Why conservatives might be better at dieting than liberals

Are conservatives more likely to stick to a diet than liberals? The answer might be yes. In a paper published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers say there is a link between political ideology and the ability to exert self-control. In a series of three studies with more than 300 participants, the authors found that people who identify as conservative perform better on tests of self-control than those who identify as liberal regardless of race, socioeconomic status and gender. They also report that participants' performance on the tests was influenced by how much they believed in the idea of free will, which...

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