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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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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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

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Has the ban on junk food adverts had any positive effects on obesity in children?

Has the ban on junk food adverts had any positive effects on obesity in children?

Some positive effect: A study published last summer in the journal pediatrics concludes that laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity. Students exposed to strong laws at baseline gained less weight and were less likely to remain overweight or obese over time than students in states with no laws. ...Read more

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What has junk food advertising done to childhood obesity?

What has junk food advertising done to childhood obesity?

Definite increase: There is a strong connection between junk food advertisements and eating habits. Fast food and especially soft drink commercials are also very strong culprits contributing to childhood obesity. Data showed that the beverage industry spent more than $3 billion/yr marketing to kids. One of three kids are currently at risk for obesity. Regulations are being developed to curb this practice. ...Read more

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

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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Can people usually ask for the nutrition facts when they go to fast food restaurants when they ask for the menus?

Can people usually ask for the nutrition facts when they go to fast food restaurants when they ask for the menus?

Not so much: When going to "fast food" restaurants, people are often in too much of a hurry to ask about nutrition facts before buying and gobbling. More and more such restaurants are posting this information, though -- so you can look it up online before going. In some cases it's right on each item on the menu when you get there. ...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