What are the links between outdoor advertising and obesity?

Over the last few months the Lords Select Committee on Food, Diet and Obesity have been meeting to consider the role of foods, such as ‘ultra-processed foods’, and foods high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS), in driving the UK’s obesity epidemic. The committee sessions have heard from a range of experts on the definitions…Continue reading What are the links between outdoor advertising and obesity?

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Advertising, public health and the pollution of discourse 

In this blog, part of the Bad Publicity series, Dr Nason Maari, Lecturer in Inequalities and Global Health Policy at the University of Edinburgh, examines how outdoor advertising pollutes our environment and health. Moreover, advertising effects even the way we talk about health and our expectations of what it means to be healthy at all, as the example of smoking ads makes clear. …Continue reading Advertising, public health and the pollution of discourse