Study: Black-oriented TV features more fast-food ads

04/4/2006 | MSNBC

Black-oriented TV airs a disproportionately high number of ads for fast-food restaurants, snack foods and sodas, according to a study published in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. Its authors suggest that the higher frequency of food advertising could help explain higher obesity rates among black youth. Representatives for BET and McDonald's disputed the study's methodology and denied targeting ads at children.

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