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US: TV viewing increases junk food consumption

US researchers have found that television advertising of junk food works.  Each hour increase in television viewing resulted in the consumption of an additional 167 calories. Children also ate more of the foods commonly advertised on TV.

Read more: Food Navigator, 5 May 2006

 

When Children Eat What They Watch: Impact of Television Viewing on Dietary Intake in Youth

Read the abstract: Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, April 2006

Published on May 5, 2006 in International news