Fast Food TV Ads May Be Increasing Your Child’s Obesity Risk

Fast Food TV Ads May Be Increasing Your Child’s Obesity Risk

kids-fast-food-tv-advertisment-e1445855802908Scholars at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth found that children who watch fast food advertisements on televisiontend to visit fast food eateries with their families, more often, as indicated by a late study. The study included a database that included all fast food TV promotions that broadcast countrywide in 2009. Researches found that 79 percent of the child-focused promotions originated from only two fast food eateries – Burger King and McDonald’s- – that aired on four children’s networks.

Amidst the study, they selected 100 kids between the ages of 3 and 7, alongside one of their parents. The parents finished a review that included inquiries concerning how regularly their childrenwatchedthese four networks, namely, Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Cartoon Network and Disney.

By and large, specialists found that 37 percent of the parents reported more successive visits to the eateries with child-directed TV advertisements. Another 54 percent of the youngstersadditioally asked for visits to no less than one of the eateries, as indicated by study instigators, and of the 29 percent of kids who amassed toys from the chains, around 83 percent requested that go to one or both of the eateries.

In spite of the fact that the study test is fairly little, analysts trust that the message general is clear. It’s best that parents switch to advertisement free TV programming and/or limit time spent watching TV. Past studies with respect to watching TV have additionally been connected to an expanded danger of weight increase and loweredattention span.

Statistics demonstrate that child obesity has dramatically increased in youngsters and quadrupled in teenagers in the previous 30 years, as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The study was published in The Journal of Pediatrics.

 

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