Secondhand television exposure linked to eating disorders

Boston, MA (January 5, 2010) — For parents wanting to reduce the negative influence of TV on their children, the first step is normally to switch off the television set.
But a new study suggests that might not be enough. It turns out indirect m…

Fast food and sweets advertised when children watch television

Children in Sweden are exposed to a huge number of TV advertisements. Food adverts — primarily for fast food and sweets — dominate the advertisements shown during children’s viewing times. Research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, …

Digital video recorders do not change shopping behavior

Watching a television show from a digital video recorder (DVR) gives viewers a chance to skip commercials, but new research finds that owning a DVR does not influence the demand for advertised products despite its ad-skipping feature.
In fact, on…