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Watching More Commercial TV Could Lead Teenagers to Eat More Unhealthy Junk Food

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A report by cancer charity Cancer Research UK found that teenagers who watched more than three hours of commercial TV a day were more likely to snack on junk food.

The new report, which is the biggest ever UK study to look at a link between TV streaming and diet, is based on a YouGov survey which questioned 3,348 young people in the UK between the ages of 11 and 19.

The results revealed that being exposed to TV advertisements for unhealthy, high-calorie food could lead teens to eat more of these types of products, with the team finding that teens who watch TV could eat as much as 500 or more extra snacks throughout the course of a year compared to those who watch less TV.