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Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD

International Best-Selling & 20-Time Book Author

TV Ads Linked to Childhood Obesity

March 2, 2011

An impressive new study was released in the American Journal of Public Health linking television viewing to childhood obesity.  Australian researchers reviewed television food advertising throughout Australia, Asia, Western Europe, and North and South America, to determine the researchers assessed children’s exposure to advertising of unhealthy food items.  In all countries examined, the researchers found that the number of unhealthy foods advertised were highest during the hours children were most likely to be watching TV.

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