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Association between chain restaurant advertising, obesity in adults

JAMA Network Open

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What The Study Did: Researchers examined whether changes in chain restaurant advertising spending were associated with weight changes among adults across 370 counties in the United States.

Authors: Sara N. Bleich, Ph.D., of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.19519)

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