Health

UK bans online ads for junk food targeting children

Britain will ban junk food ads aimed at children from both print and social media from next year, the advertising rules watchdog said Thursday, a move welcomed by campaigners against child obesity.

Pediatrics

Study examines Hispanic youth exposure to food, beverage TV ads

Hispanic preschoolers, children and adolescents viewed, on average about 12 foods ads per day on television in 2010, with the majority of these ads appearing on English-language TV, whereas fast-food represented a higher ...

Pediatrics

TV alcohol advertising may play role in underage drinking

Minors who were familiar with television alcohol advertisements were more likely to have tried alcoholic beverages and binge drink than those who could not recall seeing such ads, according to a study presented at the Pediatric ...

Pediatrics

Familiarity with television fast-food ads linked to obesity

There is a long-held concern that youths who eat a lot of fast food are at risk for becoming overweight. New research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Boston shows that greater familiarity ...

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