By how much would limiting TV food advertising reduce childhood obesity?

@inproceedings{Veerman2009ByHM,
  title={By how much would limiting TV food advertising reduce childhood obesity?},
  author={Jacob Lennert Veerman and Ed F van Beeck and Jan J. Barendregt and Johan Pieter Mackenbach},
  booktitle={European journal of public health},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND There is evidence suggesting that food advertising causes childhood obesity. The strength of this effect is unclear. To inform decisions on whether to restrict advertising opportunities, we estimate how much of the childhood obesity prevalence is attributable to food advertising on television (TV). METHODS We constructed a mathematical simulation model to estimate the potential effects of reducing the exposure of 6- to 12-year-old US children to TV advertising for food on the… CONTINUE READING