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Protecting young people from junk food advertising: implications of psychological research for First Amendment law.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22390435     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the United States, one third of children and adolescents are overweight or obese, yet food and beverage companies continue to target them with advertising for products that contribute to this obesity crisis. When government restrictions on such advertising are proposed, the constitutional commercial speech doctrine is often invoked as a barrier to action. We explore incongruities between the legal justifications for the commercial speech doctrine and the psychological research on how food advertising affects young people. A proper interpretation of the First Amendment should leave room for regulations to protect young people from advertising featuring calorie-dense, nutrient-poor foods and beverages.
Jennifer L Harris; Samantha K Graff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2011-12-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  102     ISSN:  1541-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-06     Completed Date:  2012-05-02     Revised Date:  2014-02-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  214-22     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Advertising as Topic / legislation & jurisprudence*,  methods*
Decision Making
Diet / psychology
Government Regulation*
Legislation as Topic
Models, Psychological
United States

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