Sweet & Fatty Foods Contribute to Obesity


"There are people in the United Kingdom who think the obese could use help in the control area: A rising tide of opinion suggests that the advertising of sweet and fatty foods, particularly to children, makes a significant contribution to the growing incidence of obesity.

The Lancet1 and the UK government's Food Standards Agency (FSA) have called for restrictions on the advertising and promotion of junk foods.2"


1. Anonymous, "Thought for food," Lancet, 362:1593, 2003.

2. Food Standards Agency, "Promotional activity and children's diets," March 11, 2004, available online at www.food.gov.uk/multimedia/ pdfs/fsa040302.pdf

Source: http://www.the-scientist.com/yr2004/may/feature_040524.html

Ann's NOTE:

Many of you may know that World Health Organization called for restrictions on advertising and promotion of junk foods as well but the U.S. sent an emissary to make sure that proposal got SQUASHED (not good for business).

High Fructose Corn Syrup linked to HIGHER Estrogen Levels

J Clin Invest, 11/07

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