Last updated: February 21, 2008 - 8:51am
NEW OBESITY STUDY SAYS LITTLE ABOUT TV JUNK FOOD ADVERTISING
[SOURCE: Lasar's Letter on the FCC, AUTHOR: Matthew Lasar]
Maybe the authors didn't think it was important. Or maybe they forgot, but for whatever reason, F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America doesn't have much to say about junk food ads on TV. The study, just released by the Trust for America's Health, is all over the news with its mediagenic ranking of states with the highest obesity levels (Mississippi wins the Plumpness Prize; 30.6 percent of its residents qualify as obese). The 120 page survey faults the United States for lacking a national plan to combat the epidemic of overweightness and obesity that has swept the country over the past two decades.
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