Call us: 1.877.283.7882 | Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM ET
Category: Heart Health and Cholesterol
Individuals who have poor cholesterol may want to turn off the TV to avoid watching food advertisements, as a new study has found that the majority of televised commercials for food promote a diet that can cause higher cholesterol tests.
Researchers found that if an individual were to eat a diet consisting completely of food advertised on television they would consume 25 times the recommended amount of sugar and 20 times the recommended amount of fat, two factors known to elevate cholesterol.
Lead investigator, Michael Mink, said that the results of the study were startling for the degree to which they showed television advertisements push an imbalanced diet.
"The results of this study suggest the foods advertised on television tend to oversupply nutrients associated with chronic illness - like saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium - and undersupply nutrients that help protect against illness - like fiber, vitamins A, E and D, calcium and potassium," said Mink
The study suggested that more educational campaigns be launched to teach the public the dangers of basing their diet on food advertisements.
Related Articles from Private MD:
News Categories:Advanced Lipid Treatment I Allergy Testing Anemia and RBC disorders Autoimmune Diseases Bariatric Lab Testing Blood and Blood Diseases Breast Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers Celiac Disease Testing Chlamydia Coagulation and blood clotting disorders Colon Diabetes DNA, Paternity and Genetic testing Drug Screening Environmental Toxin Testing Female Specific Tests Gastrointestinal Diseases General Health General Wellness Heart Health and Cholesterol Herpes HIV HIV monitoring/Treatment/Testing/Post Diagnos Hormones and Metabolism Infectious Diseases Infertility Testing-Male Infertitlity Hormone Testing Kidney Diseases Leukemia and WBC disorders Liver Liver Diseases Lyme Disease Male Specific Tests Menopause/Peri-Menopausal Diagnosis Musculoskeletal Diseases Organ Specific Testing Ovarian Prostate Sexually Transmitted Diseases Thyroid Diseases Transgender Hormone Testing-female to male Transgender Hormone Testing-Male to Female Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment
Visit the Health News Archive: Click Here
Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test? Click here to get started or call us toll-free at 1.877.283.7882. Our professionals are ready to assist you.Back to top