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Junk food advertising contributes to young Americans' obesity

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 15 December 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1426
  1. Kristina Fister
  1. BMJ

    Junk food and the advertising that promotes it are a serious threat to the health of young Americans, says a new report from the US Institute of Medicine.

    The report summarises current evidence on the effect that advertising campaigns have on the food and beverage consumption of young people in the United States. The report was commissioned by the Congress.

    The diets of young Americans differ substantially from recommended diets: they are too rich in energy, fat, salt, …

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