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What has junk food advertising done to childhood obesity?
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Definite increase
There is a strong connection between junk food advertisements and eating habits.
Fast food and especially soft drink commercials are also very strong culprits contributing to childhood obesity. Data showed that the beverage industry spent more than $3 billion/yr marketing to kids. One of three kids are currently at risk for obesity. Regulations are being developed to curb this practice.

In brief: Definite increase
There is a strong connection between junk food advertisements and eating habits.
Fast food and especially soft drink commercials are also very strong culprits contributing to childhood obesity. Data showed that the beverage industry spent more than $3 billion/yr marketing to kids. One of three kids are currently at risk for obesity. Regulations are being developed to curb this practice.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: What it has not done
Advertising plays one of themany roles in the tragedy that is childhood obesity.
There is no one villain here amongst a large cast. We have mnc food makers, government, the cdc, the nih, doctors, and parents to name a few. Ultimately, the answers come from education about good choices such as avoiding sugared beverages and processed foods as well as daily exercise for kids.

In brief: What it has not done
Advertising plays one of themany roles in the tragedy that is childhood obesity.
There is no one villain here amongst a large cast. We have mnc food makers, government, the cdc, the nih, doctors, and parents to name a few. Ultimately, the answers come from education about good choices such as avoiding sugared beverages and processed foods as well as daily exercise for kids.
Dr. Steven Tucker
Dr. Steven Tucker
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