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What to do if I need a book about why fast food is not the cause of obesity?

What to do if I need a book about why fast food is not the cause of obesity?

It is one cause: Fast food is definitely one major contributor to obesity. The carbs and altered fats (high heat) both are bad for you. A great book that you can get information from is called - why we get fat, by gary taubes. ...Read more

Fast Food (Definition)

Fast food is food that is prepared quickly through a standardized method and is provided at cheap restaurants. Examples of fast food include pizza, burgers, and French fries. Fast food is often loaded with excess sodium, fat, and calories, and increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. ...Read more


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Is it safe to eat fast food even if you don't get fat/obese and still stay in shape? (and additionally do sports like fitness)

Is it safe to eat fast food even if you don't get fat/obese and still stay in shape? (and additionally do sports like fitness)

Fast food: While it is possible to choose healthy options, by its very nature fast food, is prepared quickly and usually is full of artificial ingredients, preservatives and added sugar. ...Read more

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What is the difference in the nutritional content of fast food compared to healthy food?

What is the difference in the nutritional content of fast food compared to healthy food?

Fast food: Too many calories, too much fat, too much salt, not enough potassium to mention a few. You can go to say McDonald's web site and see all the details on what is in everything they serve. ...Read more

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What are some current nutritional issues, such as obesity or malnutrition, that might affect preschoolers?

Obesity: Weight issues even in young children are on the rise. Our society has a lot of cheap, easy access, calorie-dense and nutrient-poor foods available and many are marketed to children. Did you know that the largest toy distributor is actually a fast food chain? Give our kids real foods and avoid giving them sugar-sweetened beverages including juice. ...Read more

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Can a slightly obese indian teenage girl inherit big belly from her father or is it the fast foods she eats that determines her belly fat?

Can a slightly obese indian teenage girl inherit big belly from her father or is it the fast foods she eats that determines her belly fat?

Obese: Her obesity may partially be from genetic predisposition, but it is also very likely that she is either eating fast food, too much food, too many carbs, sugars, junk food, soda, etc. If she ate a healthy diet and exercised regularly, she would likely gradually reduce her body fat. ...Read more

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What is worse: alcohol or fast food?

What is worse: alcohol or fast food?

Don't usually: Hear about people who have eaten big macs running into others on the road. The impairment in judgment, reaction time and sometimes level of consciousness along with it 's depressive effect and reduced impulse control - can make alcohol more deadly acutely. But both fast food ; alcohol can endanger your health. ...Read more

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I have an addiction to fast food. Any diet plans?

I have an addiction to fast food. Any diet plans?

Dietitian: At 17 years old, this is the time to develop healthy habits, including eating. A consultation with a nutritionist would be a great start. He or she can go over you lifestyle, and recommend gradual changes that you can manage. Obesity is a true epidemic, and it only gets more difficult to manage as you age. Watch the processed carbohydrates, don't drink your calories, and eat smaller portions. ...Read more

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Do eating too much fast food causes prostatitis?

Do eating too much fast food causes prostatitis?

Unlikely, . ..: Certain things we consume may incite irritation at voiding to few people but unpredictable. However detailed history to analyze the sequence of events may suggest food-symptom connection. For an average healthy young man of 16, his genito-urinary symptoms are likely related with STD)if having intercourse) or overuse of these area by obsessive masturbation, although one still has to rule out UTI. ...Read more

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Can a decrease of fast food consumption cause constipation?

Can a decrease of fast food consumption cause constipation?

Yes: If your definition of constipation is infrequent stools then the less one eats the less frequent one's bowel movements. If you eat more or put in mort you will get more out. ...Read more

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How many calories are in fast food compared to healthy food?

How many calories are in fast food compared to healthy food?

Quite variable: As it obviously is very dependent on what and how much your eating. In general, "fast food" is more calorically dense without being as nutritionally dense as heathy food options. But many heathy foods like nuts and various oils also are quite calorically dense too. ...Read more

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Might I still eat fast food while im on blood pressure meds?

Might I still eat fast food while im on blood pressure meds?

YES, BUT: Most fast food is high in salt and fat. Salt should be avoided, as it can raise blood pressure.Fat can cause high cholesterol and wt gain. All of this can lead to heart attacks and strokes. If u r on BP meds, you have high BP and should eat a diet low in salt and fat. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can too much fast food consumption in one day cause chest pain?

Can too much fast food consumption in one day cause chest pain?

Chest pain??: You should get that chest pain checked asap. Of course fast food is not the best option for any reason. We should know the cause of that chest pain in order to draw conclusions like that; go to an er or to a dr s office asap; and we will discuss it once you have a clear diagnosis of this pain. ...Read more

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What fast-food meal has 500 calories and 18 grams of fat or less?

What fast-food meal has 500 calories and 18 grams of fat or less?

See below: This site provides information about fast foods and alternatives. Http://www. Wakehealth. Edu/drive-thru-diet/. ...Read more

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Ate fast food and have acid reflux, how can I prevent the flare up?

Ate fast food and have acid reflux, how can I prevent the flare up?

Avoid the foods that: Avoid fast foods and other foods which trigger acid reflux and if you get it take over the counter meds like Omeprazole or ranitidine etc. To control it don't go to bed immidiately after eating and prevent obesity. ...Read more

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I just ate fast food and have acid reflux, how can I prevent flare up?

I just ate fast food and have acid reflux, how can I prevent flare up?

More than one answer: There are several things you can do for reflux - first and foremost, seeing an ENT and or GI doc to definitively diagnose your condition, making sure nothing else is occurring that may be more serious causing it. Amongst possibilities a doc would do to control reflus may be medications, diet modification, and weight loss, . ...Read more

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After getting off accutane.....Can eating fast food and chocolates cause breakout?

After getting off accutane.....Can eating fast food and chocolates cause breakout?

Acne: It is a common belief that greasy food, or chocolate can cause acne. It is still very controversial if there is any food causing acne. ...Read more

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I eat fast food, chips, rice and drink coke usually still I am just 65kg with 5 11 height.?

I eat fast food, chips, rice and drink coke usually still I am just 65kg with 5 11 height.?

Monitor: gaining weight is not only about what you eat but about multiple things. Monitor your intake and output with your physical activity. There are phone applications you can use which can help you keep a log of your activity and caloric intake. Increase your caloric intake and keep a log of your calories. One of the apps I know if is myfitnesspal. Be careful of eating junk food. There are healthy ways. ...Read more

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Will statins control my cholestrol even if I have an odd occasional fast food meal like chinnese.

Yes, but: Statins will help your cholesterol profile, but they will not help your weight. Remember that eating bad foods is bad for you in many ways: increasing cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar, body weight, and blood Insulin levels. Poor died can lead to diabetes or make it worse. Many people who start statins gain weight because they think the med is doing all the work -not true. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more