Fast-food commercials may factor in childhood obesity risk

04/29/2012 | HealthDay News

Data on more than 3,300 study participants ages 15 to 23 revealed that those youths who were better at recognizing fast-food television commercials -- shown with the brand names removed -- were more than twice as likely to be obese, compared with those who knew only a few. The findings were presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies.

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