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Here is a list of recently published studies on media and health covering a range of topics:

Brook, D.W. et al. (2008). Earlier violent television exposure and later drug dependence. Am J Addict, 17(4), 271-277.

Elliott, C. (2008). Assessing ‘fun foods’: nutritional content and analysis of supermarket foods targeted at children. Obes Rev, 9(4), 368-77.

Halford, J. et al. (2008). Beyond-brand effect of television food advertisements on food choice in children: The effects of weight status. Public Health Nutrition, 11(9), 897-904.

Kamtsios, S. & Digelidis, N. (2008).
Physical activity levels, exercise attitudes, self-perceptions and BMI
type of 11 to 12-year-old children. J Child Health Care, 12(3),
232-240.

Morgan, M. et al. (2008). A content analysis of children’s television advertising: Focus on food and oral health. Public Health Nutrition,  August 1, 1-8.

Singh, G. K. et al. (2008). High levels of physical inactivity and sedentary behaviors among US immigrant children and adolescents. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 162(8), 756-763.

Tanner, A. et al.
(2008). Using student-produced media to promote healthy eating: A pilot
study on the effects of a media and nutrition intervention . Science Communication, 30(1), 108-125.

Xu, F. et al.
(2008). Associations of television viewing time with excess body weight
among urban and rural high-school students in regional mainland China. Public Health Nutrition, 11(9), 891-896.

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