TV ads may contribute to Hispanic children's high obesity rates

06/18/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Hispanic children saw more than 4,200 food and beverage commercials on both English- and Spanish-language television in 2010, averaging about 12 a day, an analysis showed. The researchers, writing in JAMA Pediatrics, suggest that exposure to junk food TV ads may play a role in high obesity rates in the population.

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