Obesity seems to have hit an all time high among Hispanic children and experts are looking at the type of information children are fed via frequent advertisements about food.
Statistics show that obesity is a growing problem among children in the U.S especially among ethnic groups. The study in question evaluated the impact of advertising of unhealthy food and its effects on Hispanic youth.
AdvertisementStatistics found that 39 percent of Hispanic youth are overweight as against only 28 percent of their non-Hispanic counterparts. Extra weight is a cause of many health problems and studies have pointed out that Hispanics carry an elevated risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.
Most advertisements portrayed both fast food and cereal commercials and Hispanic youths viewing English-speaking programme got to view nearly 850 fast food commercials and about 575 ads publicizing pushing breakfast cereal.