Doctor insights on:
Fast Food Nutritional Facts Obesity
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)
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: This is a colloquialism that refers to the fast food genre, candy, etc. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Disgusting facts about fast food chains
- Fast food corporations at fault for childhood obesity
- Solutions to obesity and fast food
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- East coast west coast fast food and obesity statistics
- Obesity and fast food statistics in america
- Is the fast food industry responsible for obesity in america?
- Why fast food is not to blame for obesity?
- Talk to a preventive medicine specialist online for free