“Previous research indicates there is a positive relationship between hours of television viewing and adult obesity). For example, a cross-sectional study of overweight and obesity in Australia found a strong effect of television viewing time on two measures of obesity – BMI and waist circumference – in both men and women, after adjusting for physical activity and other risk factors.”
“Association between commercial television exposure and fast-food consumption among adults” by Maree Scully caught my attention to be used as a source. The author explored the link between television advertising exposure and adults’ consumption of fast foods through telephone survey and questionnaire to measure accurate data.
The Author suggested that increasing exposure to television food commercial has definite relationship with fast-food consumption. In her experiment, people who watched fast food advertisement for 3 hours in a day were more likely to consume fast food for their meals than people who watched for one hour per day. Therefore, time spent watching commercial television was positively associated with the obesity or other health issues.
I believe I need another source that has more specific information about what factor in advertisement stimulate people to eat fast food.
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