WEIGHT LOSS Fast Food and Weight Survey
A large study just released (Feb 2003) shows that fast-food is closely linked to weight gain, overweight and obesity - especially when combined with too much TV.
The analysis, conducted by Pereira of Boston's Children's Hospital, was based on a 15-year follow up of 2,027 whites and 1,726 blacks between ages 18 and 30 in Chicago, Minneapolis, Birmingham, Ala. and Oakland, Calif. He presented the data at a meeting in Miami Beach of the American Heart Association.
WEIGHT LOSS Fast Food and Weight Survey Findings
The key findings:
Many of the men and women in the study had fast food more than three times a week. Exactly what they ate didn't seem to matter much. Fries, burgers, breakfast sandwiches and nuggets all meant a greater risk of obesity.
Dr. Robert Eckel, director of clinical
research at the University of Colorado,
WEIGHT LOSS Fast-Food Risk of Obesity
In January 2003, a federal judge in New York City threw out a class-action lawsuit blaming McDonald's food for obesity, diabetes and other health problems in children. He said this risk is common knowledge.
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