Medical Journal Takes on Cash-Register Candy

WALTHAM, Mass. — An article published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine argued that prominent displays of food items high in sugar, fat and salt — such as candy displays at supermarket checkout counters — should be treated as a risk factor for obesity and chronic diseases.

The Perspective article, written by Deborah A. Cohen and Susan H. Babey, said such impulse marketing increases the rate at which food is sold and consumed. “What and

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