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Università della Svizzera italiana

Implicit messages regarding unhealthy foodstuffs in Chinese television advertisements : increasing the risk of obesity

Chang, Angela ; Schulz, Peter J. ; Schirato, Tony ; Hall, Brian J.

In: International journal of environmental research and public health, 2018, vol. 15, no. 1, p. 70

Previous studies indicated that television (TV) advertising is associated with higher rates of obesity. The rate of obesity and overweight continues to rise in mainland China, bringing into question whether TV advertising to young audiences might be partly to blame. This study investigated messaging delivered through TV advertisements regarding healthy and unhealthy foodstuffs. A total of 42...

Université de Fribourg

Initial Development and Reliability of a Motivation for Weight Loss Scale

Meyer , Andrea H. ; Weissen-Schelling, Simone ; Munsch , Simone ; Margraf, Jürgen

In: Obesity Facts, 2010, vol. 3, p. 205–211

Objective: We aimed at developing and evaluating a questionnaire assessing health and appearance as the two main reasons for weight loss in overweight and obese individuals. Methods: Using data from two representative telephone surveys in Switzerland, the factorial structure of this questionnaire was analyzed by exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. The model obtained was cross-validated...