Monday, April 30, 2012

Obesity fast food

  • A separate study from Dartmouth found greater awareness of fast-food commercials among children is linked to obesity.
  • (WBOC)
  • There is a long-held concern that youths who eat a lot of fast food are at risk for becoming overweight.
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  • Obesity causes decreased work productivity in addition to for everyone in our nation to consider as they drive up to the window of their favorite fast food joint.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • A study found a strong association between familiarity with fast-food restaurant TV advertising and obesity in a group of young Americans. Those who recognised many de-branded adverts were more than twice as likely to be obese as those who recognised just a few.
  • (Google)
  • Lead researcher Dr Auden McClure, from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Centre in New Hampshire, US, said: 'We know that children and adolescents are highly exposed to fast-food restaurant advertising, particularly on television.
  • (Daily Mail)
  • They criticised sponsorship of the Olympics by fast food firms as sending the wrong message. The Department of Health said it was taking action to combat obesity.
  • (BBC News)
  • television advertising and the unhealthy fare sold in many fast-food outlets and supermarkets.
  • (New York Daily News)

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