Here are 3 reasons why researchers should use social media

May 26, 2015

Nearly 70 percent of obesity researchers reported using social media for professional purposes in 2014 compared to 42 percent in 2012, according to a 2014 survey conducted by the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR). The most common types of social media included LinkedIn (61 percent), Research Gate (51 percent), Facebook (28 percent), and […]

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Marketers of sugary drinks still target U.S. children

December 8, 2014

By Anjali Athavaley U.S. children and teens are seeing fewer TV commercials for sugary drinks, but they remain a prime target for marketers through product placement, social media, and other means, according to a report released on Nov. 19. The study, conducted by researchers at the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, said […]

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Scientific statement examines role of social media in fighting childhood obesity

December 6, 2012

Social media may become an important weapon in the battle against childhood obesity, according to a new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement published in Circulation. However, the statement acknowledges that the evidence so far from published social media intervention studies has been “mixed” and that social media is also associated with troublesome drawbacks.

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