Study takes on athletes who endorse unhealthy foods

A report published in the journal Pediatrics revealed that four out of five food items endorsed by professional athletes were considered energy-dense and nutrient-poor. Professional athletes Peyton Manning, Serena Williams and LeBron James had the most endorsements of unhealthy food products, gaining the lowest scores of 28.9, 32.4 and 42.7, respectively, in negative marketing and nutrition impact, researchers said. "Athletes, of all people, should know better than to promote these products," said Julie Greenstein of the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

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