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

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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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Could privileges be retracted from people if they fail to exercise personal responsibility - regarding obesity?

Could privileges be retracted from people if they fail to exercise personal responsibility - regarding obesity?

Obesity responsible: Obesity rates have tripled over the past 50 years. Our society has changed. The emphasis on food. The food industry. But, we know there is a clear link between obesity and many disease processes. The current cost of obesity is over $100 billion dollars a year. This is not sustainable with our current economic issues and cost of medicine. Many insurances already charge obese subscribers more. ...Read more

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Is fast food alone responsible for our overweight children and early onset diabetes?

Is fast food alone responsible for our overweight children and early onset diabetes?

No: Lots of changes over the decades include more eating out, less exercise, more screen time, targeted advertisements for junk food to children, less healthy food happens to also be cheaper. Both parents working so that someone isn't necessarily cooking at home, so more prepared foods are purchased for convenience. Serving size increases and availability of sugared drinks in larger containers. ...Read more

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Why are so many people in rural america obese now? Dont they grow their own food?

Why are so many people in rural america obese now? Dont they grow their own food?

No way: Just because people in rural america are near farms or have more land doesn't mean they grow their own food. Plus, the problem is convenience and eating out. The service, convenience, and fast food industries in america are horrible - every chain restaurant and most single-location restaurants serve high-fat, high-cholesterol, high-salt, low nutrition foods for cost and speed. ...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 athletes eat fast food without consequences?

Can athletes eat fast food without consequences?

Poor nutrition : The food one eats is the fuel your body needs to perform. As an athlete who wants to perform at a high level, it behooves you to put the best fuel possible in your body. Fast food is one of the worst fuels possible. Consider less processed foods and more natural whole foods. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat fast food even if your exercising.

Is it ok to eat fast food even if your exercising.

No relationship: Exercising and eating healthy are two separate activities related to maintaining good health. One does not have an effect on the other except that the lack of either can contribute to the development of chronic diseases. It is a common misconception that one healthy activity can neutralize the ill effects of another unhealthy activity, eg. Eating well will not compensate for inadequate sleep. ...Read more

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What is the fast food you can eat on lindora plateau days?

What is the fast food you can eat on lindora plateau days?

Lindora Clinics: I don't know where you live, but if you're involved in the lindora lean for life program you know that there's an online site where you can ask specific questions like that: http://www.Lindora.Com/program_online.Aspx there are also clinics in california, and you can find these at: http://www.Lindora.Com/program_clinics.Aspx you would need to become a patient or member for its 1-on-1 advice. ...Read more

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I'm curious will anything bad happen if i keep eating frozen/fast food?

I'm curious will anything bad happen if i keep eating frozen/fast food?

Definitely ...: Eating a balanced, healthy diet and regular exercise are the keys to a healthy, long life. Continued frozen/fast food consumption as the main part of your diet causes all sorts of negative impacts: worsening of your cholesterol, weight gain, increased risk of heart disease and diabetes, gallstone formation, weakened immune system ... the list goes on! ...Read more

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Is it true that the happiness gained by eating fast food is out-weighed by the cons?

Is it true that the happiness gained by eating fast food is out-weighed by the cons?

Yes: Your question uses the term "out-weigh" and that is one of several reasons it is true. The caloric load of most fast food - especially the 'happiness' choices - is extreme! It is a very unhealthy way to eat. Also, while I fully believe eating should be pleasurable, it's different than providing happiness. Try to find other experiences and paths to feeling happy. ...Read more

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How do the prices of healthy food compare to fast food?

How do the prices of healthy food compare to fast food?

Not hard to see: just go to your local supermarket and you'll readily be able to see the price differences. Just try to buy the ingredients for a healthy garden salad to feed a family compared to that of a microwave pizza(family sized). You could probably buy 3 pizzas for the cost of the salad. There are many reasons for this but it's rather complicated to get into under 400 characters. ...Read more

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How do the prices of fast food and healthy food compare?

In general: Fast food tends to be cheaper than comparative "healthy" options. There are many reasons for this, which are difficult to fully elaborate in this 400 character or less block. As an example, I usually just ask people what would it cost to buy a family sized frozen pizza compared to a buying the ingredients for a family sized salad including skin less chicken breast for extra protein. ...Read more

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How come i always feel cold and shaky after i eat fast food?

Low blood sugar: The processed food and high calories may be causing low blood sugar after eating. This should be checked out by a physician. You may need to be making better food choices such as eating less processed carbohydrates. ...Read more

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How much fast food would you have to eat to cause a heartattack?

How much fast food would you have to eat to cause a heartattack?

It Depends: No one answer fits everyone here. It depends on the health of your cardiovascular system before during and after eating fast foods laden with saturated fats, excessive calories and sugars wh ich can contribute to pre- diabetes or diabetes and thus significanty increase your risk of heart disease and heart attack. Always ask to see the nutritional information at any fast food resturant. ...Read more

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Does eating fast food Affect sexual ability?

It can: Nasser, Eating fast food in large quantities can lead to obesity, Type II Diabetes, and high cholesterol, all of which can cause erectile dysfunction. This takes years to occur, and wouldn't be a problem in a 16 year old, but if you want to avoid problems down the line, skip the drive thru and eat whole, non processed foods. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Do any fast food chains sell gluten-free food?

Do any fast food chains sell gluten-free food?

Yes, there is: Even if fast food chains do not offer it specifically, there is plenty that you can find. Non-breaded meat; salads (no croutons); french fries; milk shakes, to mention a few. ...Read more

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Do eating fast food cause you to have no energy?

Do eating fast food cause you to have no energy?

Yes and: No.,. If the "fast food" is carbohydrate (especially sugar) a "rebound" may occur and the low blood sugar resulting may make you feel weak (Ie: "no energy") Hope this helps! BTW Try PROTEIN containing "fast foods" Dr Z ...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