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US: Children who watch the most TV eat the most junk food

Ads for Unhealthy Foods May Explain Link Between Television Viewing and Overweight in Children

Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health have found that children who spend more time watching TV eat more of the unhealthy food that is advertised on it.

Read more: Press release, Harvard School of Public Health, 20 April 2006

Does Children’s Screen Time Predict Requests for Advertised Products?: Cross-sectional and Prospective Analyses

Read the abstract in the April 2006 issue of the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.

Published on April 20, 2006 in International news