TV Ads Linked To Unhealthy Diets
A new study says fast food and alcohol advertising on television has a negative influence on young people's weight and is a factor in underage drinking.
Risk of obesity rose 3% among 15-to-23 year olds for each fast-food chain ad they remembered or liked. The survey was by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Greater familiarity with alcohol ads also boosted the likelihood that teens had already started drinking and correlated with higher levels of intake in a second analysis from the same group at Dartmouth.