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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Fast food, soft drinks and candy not associated with BMI according to Cornell researchers

“[F]or the majority of patients – including those who are overweight (BMI up to 44.8) – there was no relationship between the frequency they eat of these foods [fast food, soft drinks and candy] and their BMI [body mass index] in this sample [a nationally representative sample of adults in the United States],” according to a recent study by Brian Wansink and David Just from Cornell University.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Feb 25, 2016 9:29 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

FAST FOOD

Overweight adolescents ate 400 calories more of a fast food meal than lean adolescents

Overweight adolescents ate 400 calories more of an extra-large fast food meal than lean adolescents according to a study from researchers at Children's Hospital in Boston, Mass. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Oct 12, 2010 2:06 pm | [0] comments

Thursday, June 24, 2010

FAST FOOD

Fast food accounts for 10% of food ingestion by US schoolchildren vs 2% thirty years ago

"[F]ast food consumption now accounts for 10% of food ingestion by [U.S.] schoolchildren, compared with 2% three decades ago," notes to a paper from Dr. Ashish Sinha from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 10:28 am | [0] comments

FAST FOOD

Fast food spending in the U.S. has increased 18-fold in the last 30 years

The amount of money spent on fast food in the U.S. has increased 18-fold over the past 30 years, from $6 billion to $110 billion, according to a report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America, 2008 from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 10:00 am | [0] comments

TRANS FATS

Trans fats in fast food can cause weight gain, belly fat, type 2 diabetes and heart disease

"[F]ast food from major chains in most countries still contains unacceptably high levels of industrially produced trans-fatty acids... [which] have powerful biological effects and may contribute to increased weight gain, abdominal obesity, type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease," concludes a study from the University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 9:35 am | [0] comments

People eat 200 more calories on days they eat fast food

People eat 200 more calories on days they eat fast food according to a study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 9:20 am | [0] comments

Children who eat fast food consume 187 more calories per day

Children who eat fast-food consume more calories, more sugar, more fat, more carbohydrates, more sugary sodas, less milk, less fiber, and less fruits and nonstarchy vegetables per day than children who do not eat fast-food according to a study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 9:11 am | [0] comments

Overweight adolescents ate 400 calories more on days they ate fast food, but lean did not

Overweight adolescents at 409 calories more on days that they ate fast food than days they did not, but lean adolescents did not eat more according to a study from researchers at Children's Hospital in Boston, Mass. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 9:06 am | [0] comments

FAST FOOD

Fast food and sodas may help explain the increase in childhood obesity

As of 1996, children were getting three times as much of their food from restaurants and fast food outlets as they were in 1977 according to the paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 8:43 am | [0] comments

FAST FOOD

Fast food causes weight gain in girls

"Adolescent girls who eat quick-service food twice a week or more are likely to increase their relative BMI over time," according to a study from researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 8:15 am | [0] comments

FAST FOOD

Eating fast food at least once a week increases preschool childens’ risk of overweight 55 percent

Children 2- to 5.9-years-old who ate at fast food restaurants at least once a week were 55 percent more likely to be overweight than than those who ate there less than once a week according to a study from Harvard. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 8:04 am | [0] comments

FAST FOOD

U.S. Chidren consume 20% of calories as fast food compared to 2-7% in other countries

Children in the U.S. consume approximately 20 percent of their calories from fast food compared to 2 to 7 percent for children in other countries. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 7:44 am | [0] comments

CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Americans increased money spent on food away from home from one-third to nearly one-half

In 1970, Americans spent one-third of their money spent on food away from home, whereas, in 2001, this had increased to nearly half (47 percent) according to a paper from the RAND corporation. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 7:18 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

FAST FOOD

Fat content of fast food varies by country

The fat content of fast food chains varies by country. The amount of fat in an order of McDonald's French Fries and Chicken McNuggets purchased from 35 different countries was found to contain anywhere from 41 to 65 grams of fat. The fat content of an order of French Fries and Hot Wings purchased from Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) in 35 countries varied from 42 grams to 74 grams. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 25, 2007 2:05 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

CHILDHOOD OBESITY

U.S. Chidren consume one-third of calories from foods prepared away from home

Children in the U.S. consume approximately one-third of their calories from foods prepared away from home, whereas this type of food consumed by children is minimal in Russia and China. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 09, 2005 7:57 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

More fast-food restaurants in black neighborhoods than white neighborhoods

There are more fast-food restaurants per square mile in low-income areas and predominantly black neighborhoods than higher-income areas and predominantly white neighborhoods according to a study from Louisiana. This may be contributing to the obesity epidemic among low-income and black families. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Sep 29, 2004 6:26 am | [0] comments
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