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Inoculating Against Manipulation

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

junk food health risks

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  • Letting teenagers know they’re being manipulated by food marketers may be a deceptively simple way to encourage healthier eating
  • Students who read an exposé that revealed the manipulative practices used by marketing companies chose to eat less junk food and drink more water instead of soda
  • Students who read about the junk food industry’s manipulation chose healthier foods for the remainder of the school year — a period of about three months
  • Teen boys, in particular, a group that’s notoriously keen on junk food, reduced their junk food intake by 31% after reading about the junk food industry, compared to those who read material on healthy eating

Letting teenagers know they're being manipulated by food marketers may be a deceptively simple way to encourage healthier eating, according to research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Many of the leading chronic diseases threatening human health, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, are the result of poor dietary choices. These dietary habits may start in childhood, in part due to pervasive and carefully orchestrated advertisements from the junk food industry.


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