Your Family: May 6, 2002

FAST-FOOD NETWORKS While Mom and Dad are snoozing on Saturday morning, the kids are being hit with a barrage of ads for fast-food restaurants, according to a study by Louisiana researchers. In 1976, 12% of food plugs aimed at kids were for burgers, fries and other fast fare (43% were for breakfast cereals). Last year 20% of ads sang the praises of fast food. The trend may have contributed to the rise in child obesity, researchers say.

DISHEARTENING Men and women in nontraditional jobs--think women CEOs and househusbands--have an increased risk of heart disease, according to a study presented last week...

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