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Australian ministers threaten restrictions on junk food advertising

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 07 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:380
  1. Christopher Zinn
  1. Sydney

    Advertisers of junk food who target children could face tougher rules as the Australian government moves to tackle the health issues caused by the one in five children who are obese.

    The warning by the children's minister to the advertising industry, which was welcomed by a leading GPs' group, came as the national taskforce tackling obesity published new research about the persistence of childhood fat into adulthood.

    The threat of tighter regulation in advertising was made by Larry Anthony, the children's minister, who said there were a million …

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