Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

This UK report published by the Cancer Research UK, January 2018, examines the association between television marketing and diet and recommends urgent action on junk food television marketing.

The report is called “10 Years On: New evidence on TV marketing and junk food eating amongst 11-19 year olds 10 years after broadcast regulations”.

The research highlights interesting data such as ….

Young people with high TV exposure were associated with being:

  • 1.9 times more likely to consume 2 or more sugary drinks per week.
  • 1.8 times more likely to consume 1 or more takeaways per week
  • 1.7 times more likely to consume fried potato products 1 or more times per week.