Journal article

Sports Sponsorship as a Cause of Obesity

Helen Dixon, Angelyna Lee, Maree Scully

Current Obesity Reports | SPRINGER | Published : 2019

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article investigates the role of food and beverage sponsorship of sports in influencing dietary behaviour, and ultimately obesity, focusing on research published in the past 5 years. A systematic strategy was used to search the health science, social science and marketing databases to identify peer-reviewed literature on food and non-alcoholic beverage company sponsorship of sport published in English from 2015 to 2019. RECENT FINDINGS: Sixteen discrete studies were identified: six content analyses, two qualitative studies, four cross-sectional surveys and four experimental studies. Findings indicate sports sponsorship is widely used to promote unhealthy foods through..

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