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Doctor insights on: Is The Fast Food Industry Responsible For Obesity In America

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What is the government doing in preventing obesity in children and teenagers?

What is the government doing in preventing obesity in children and teenagers?

Childhood obesity: The government has began some plans in helping educate and treat the increasing problem of childhood obesity but the real prevention should start at home with educating families on eating healthier and exercising regularly. ...Read more

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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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Are hormones in the diet (meat and dairy products) causing the obesity epidemic in america?

Are hormones in the diet (meat and dairy products) causing the obesity epidemic in america?

Little influence: Calories, especially from carbohydrates including sodas, sweets, fast food etc, etc cause obesity. ...Read more

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If processed food is a major factor in the lack of weight loss, are we chemically killing ourselves?

If processed food is a major factor in the lack of weight loss, are we chemically killing ourselves?

YES!!!: Most processed foods contain trans fats from partially hydrogenated oils, preservatives, artificial colors & flavors, high fructose corn syrup, chemicals like msg & (unless organic) pesticides & herbicides. All of these are associated with increased risk of serious diseases like heart disease, cancer, diabetes & alzheimer's. An organic diet of whole foods is essential for maintaining optimal health! ...Read more

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Is the obesity epidemic in america getting better?

Is the obesity epidemic in america getting better?

It is stabilizing: While the incidence of obesity has been on the rise for the last few decades, recent data indicates that it appears to be leveling off. The exact reasons are unclear, but increased awareness of the problem and the deleterious effects of fast food are felt to be factors. ...Read more

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What is the role of the food and drug administration (fda) in the us cosmetics industry?

What is the role of the food and drug administration (fda) in the us cosmetics industry?

No much: The cosmeceutical industry products are not subject to specific fda review process. Use of such products and their claims have not been studies or reviewed for effectiveness or safety. ...Read more

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Hi I am from south india.Does copying western food culture and food a main reason for obesity and big fat belly in young boys and girls here in india?

Unfortunately: Obesity rates have gone up in a number of countries as their diet has westernized. I do not know enough about india in particular to say what the particular contributors are to obesity in children. Take care. ...Read more

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How high is the percentage of illnesses and death is linked to our dietary habits?

How high is the percentage of illnesses and death is linked to our dietary habits?

Unknown: What I do know is that the people of today's developed world are the healthiest that have ever lived -- thanks to technology, science, sanitation, medical treatments, immunization, and having enough food. As other causes of death have diminished, lifestyle-related (especially obesity) diseases flourish with some impact on vascular health; relating diet to cancer etc. Remains soft. ...Read more

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How common is HIV in teens in the state of PA??

How common is HIV in teens in the state of PA??

Teenage HIV in PA: Adolescents ages 15-24 account for nearly half of the 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases each year in the U.S. [CDC]. So this data indicates 'it's not just HIV' you have to be aware of. For the State of PA, teens made up 5% of new infections in 2012 - and that was almost 1,500 cases. This doesn't count those who are living with the virus. (Stats from PA Dept of health). Be safe! ...Read more

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Is it true that african america women make up the fastest-growing hiv/aids group in the united states?

Is it true that african america women make up the fastest-growing hiv/aids group in the united states?

Black women at risk.: In 2010, the rate of new HIV infections (per 100, 000 population) among black/african american women was 20 times that of white women, and the rate among hispanic/latino women was 4 times the rate of white women. However, the number of new infections among black/african american women in 2010 (6, 100) represented a decrease of 21% since 2008. Always practice safe sex and do not share needles! ...Read more

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Is the cyp450 of the liver responsible for metabolizing pesticides in food?

Is the cyp450 of the liver responsible for metabolizing pesticides in food?

Sometimes: In addition to the cyp pathways humans use esterases and dehydrogenases to break down pesticides in the liver. These pathways are used to break down many toxins as well as drugs so one way pesticides cause damage is by overwhelming liver detox capability. ...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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Is candida infestation of the stomach a major epidemic to the american people?

Is candida infestation of the stomach a major epidemic to the american people?

No: That's internet bunk. I saw the promotions and they're simply not true. Essentially the entire scientific community -- the most cutthroat of all truth-seekers -- has rejected these claims. If you buy into this stuff, you will NEVER feel well again, because nobody is ever cured. I suspect you see through this and I'm glad. ...Read more

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Are there any protein dense food which can be stored in a locker at school and eaten during recess,the food in the canteen is really unhealthy.

Are there any protein dense food which can be stored in a locker at school and eaten during recess,the food in the canteen is really unhealthy.

Ans: You could get the protein bars. Very high in protein and rn tasty as well. You could also get fruit cups or even fruit easy to store and tasty ...Read more

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Because of health risks for humans bovine growth hormone is banned in canada, japan, australia, and all 25 countries of the european union?

Because of health risks for humans bovine growth hormone is banned in canada, japan, australia, and all 25 countries of the european union?

No health risk: Bovine GH is given to cows to increase their milk production. It has no activity in humans and would be destroyed in our digestive tract. Opposition to its use is more political than scientific ...Read more

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Was the sars epidemic in 2003 "engineered" by the pharmaceutical industry a big hoax to for them to market their drugs?

Was the sars epidemic in 2003 "engineered" by the pharmaceutical industry a big hoax to for them to market their drugs?

Absolutely not: There are no drugs which treat sars so there was no way to profit from a random outbreak of a devastating viral infection. Ascribing evil intent to pharmaceutical companies is a popular meme, but few industries can boast such an improvement in our everyday lives. ...Read more

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What about studying medicine in the usa what are the major requirements to accept students especially for the students from united arab emirates ?

Basic sciences: I don't know the citizenship requirements, but you need a year of biology, chemistry, physics, organic chemistry and a year of english to gain entrance to most medical schools. Those courses are usually taken at the university level. ...Read more

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What is the guinness world record for most number of teeth in an adult?

What is the guinness world record for most number of teeth in an adult?

35: Most adults have a maximum of 32 teeth. The guinness world record for the most teeth in the mouth belongs to kanchan rajawat (india) and luca meriano (italy), both of whom had teeth 35 adult teeth as of 17 october 2008. ...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


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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