Researchers have proposed that people can be influenced to eat via television ads.
Wired PR News – Television ads can reportedly have a significant impact on one’s eating habits. As reported by HealthDay News, researchers have found that TV ads featuring food can increase snacking for adults and children, and may lead to higher risks for weight gain.
As noted in the report, several experiments were conducted for the study including one that found that children who watched a program for thirty minutes along with food commercials snacked 45 percent more than those who watched the program without food commercial ads.
Jennifer Harris, lead author of the study with the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale, is quoted by HealthDay as stating, “This research shows a direct and powerful link between television food advertising and calories consumed by adults and children.”
As further noted in the report, the study by Yale University researchers is published in the Health Psychology journal’s July issue.
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