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US: TV ads contribute to childhood obesity, economists say

Banning fast food advertisements from children’s TV programmes would reduce the number of overweight children in the US by 18 percent and decrease the number of overweight teens by 14 percent, economists estimated in a new study.

Read the article: Journal of Law & Economics, Nov 2008

Read more: New York Times, 20 Nov 2008

Published on November 20, 2008 in International news