THURSDAY, Jan. 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Images of people eating and drinking are a staple of social media, but new research finds such posts from celebrities often puts the spotlight squarely on junk food.
Profit isn’t always the reason why, investigators found: Celebrities often highlight unhealthy food favorites without getting paid for it.
“Ninety-five percent of photos that contain foods and beverages on celebrities’ Instagram profiles were actually not sponsored by food or beverage companies,” noted study lead author Bradley Turnwald. “They were natural depictions of celebrities eating and drinking in their everyday lives.”
Celebrities, he said, “exist in
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