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Take a look at some of the latest studies added to the CMCH Database!

Bleakley, A., et al. (2008). It works both ways: The relationship between exposure to sexual content in the media and adolescent sexual behavior. Media Psychology, 11(4), 443-461.

  • Adolescents who are sexually active are more likely to look at media with sexual content, say the researchers.

Christison, A., & Khan, H.A. (2012). Exergaming for health: A community-based pediatric weight management program using active video gaming. Clinical Pediatrics, 51(4), 382-388.

  • Community-based programs to target obesity, especially one that includes an exergame, could be effective in reducing overweight, this study says.

Lapierre, M., et al. (2011). Influence of licensed spokescharacters and health cues on children's ratings of cereal taste. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 165(3), 229-234.

  • Characters can influence children's taste or distaste for breakfast cereal, whether or not the cereal is labeled as healthy or sugary, says this study.

Vandenbosch, L., & Eggermont, S. (2012). Understanding sexual objectification: A comprehensive approach toward media exposure and girls' internalization of beauty ideals, self-objectification, and body surveillance. Journal of Communication, 62(5), 869-887.

  • When it comes to most forms of media, the amount consumed relates to the internalization of beauty ideals for girls, researchers determined.

As always, if you're looking for more research on children, media, and health, take a look at the CMCH Database of Research.

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