By: Salma Martinez
Advertisements are a cause of teen obesity
There are many advertisements for fast food. A new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that young people who recognize fast-food brands when certain cues are erased -- like McDonald's golden arches and KFC's logo -- are twice as likely to be obese as those who recognized only a few. Convenience stores and fast food restaurants are everywhere and most of their advertising targets children.
Words that have to do with teen obesity.
Running can help you lose weight and be healthy
Dont eat a lot of junk food. They are one of the many reasons why teens are obese.
Fast Food restaurants are a cause of teen obesity
Teens eat more unhealthy food than healthy food.
Fast food lovers consumed more fats, sugars and carbohydrates and fewer fruits and non-starchy vegetables than youngsters who didn't eat fast food. They also consumed 187 more daily calories, which likely adds up to about six pounds more per year, the study found. Children have easy access to junk food that is high in fat and sugars. Every day, nearly one-third of U.S. children aged 4 to 19 eat fast food, which likely packs on about six extra pounds per child per year and increases the risk of obesity, a study of 6,212 youngsters found. The numbers, though alarming, are not surprising since billions of dollars are spent each year on fast-food advertising directed at kids, said lead author Dr. David Ludwig, director of the obesity program at Children's Hospital Boston.