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Doctor insights on: Obesity In America And Fast Food

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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

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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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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Is it physically and mentally healthy to eat processed and gm food, get tumors and cysts - waste the moolah, all in the name of world hunger?

Is it physically and mentally healthy to eat processed and gm food, get tumors and cysts - waste the moolah, all in the name of world hunger?

The fresher the food: The better. Live enzymes are needed for nutrition and they start dying when the fruit is picked, the food processed, etc. I try not to eat gm food.We need more data. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Eating food high in fat, sugars and carbs is bad for skin and causes hair loss?

Eating food high in fat, sugars and carbs is bad for skin and causes hair loss?

No: You need to stop reading disinformation websites. Now, people tend to overeat greasy and sugary stuff and that's how they get fat. The public therefore comes to believe that this stuff is "bad for you" and people are ready to believe that is causes other problems as well. In fact, acne & most other skill trouble is mostly unrelated to diet, and balding is hereditary. ...Read more

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Some food are less in carbohydrate and high in calories. Some others high in calories and less of carbohydrates. For weight loss what to choose?

Some food are less in carbohydrate and high in calories. Some others high in calories and less of carbohydrates. For weight loss what to choose?

Whole foods: AJ, In general, the best foods to eat are whole, unprocessed foods. To lose weight, avoid all processed foods, snacks, oils, and sugar, and eat foods like they grow in nature. I personally like to avoid animal products. They are calorie and fat heavy, and don't promote weight loss well. Finally, don't forget physical activity! Hope this helps! ...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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How salty is food in india in general?

How salty is food in india in general?

Varies tremendously : India was not one country until after wwii. It was a series of principalities and kingdoms- each with their own language and customs - including, of course, their own foods based on what was available etc. So the food varies throughout. Your question would be the same as if i asked "how salty is european food?" which varies from bland to very depending on country and dish... ...Read more

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What are some of the statistics of eating fast food compared to healthy food?

What are some of the statistics of eating fast food compared to healthy food?

Too High: About 1 in 4 people eat fast food every day (https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-american-eating-habits). American children now get about one quarter of their total vegetable servings in the form of potato chips and French fries. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/americans-are-obsessed-with-fast-food-the-dark-side-of-the-all-american-meal/ ...Read more

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What are the causes of more weight gain - healthy foods or junk food and why?

What are the causes of more weight gain - healthy foods or junk food and why?

Junk food generally: Junk food is usually higher in sugar and fat content therefore has more calories.Also relatively low in fiber and less filling.Consequently more eaten. ...Read more

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Do fast foods and oily foods cause build up DHT and can cause hair loss in theory or for a fact? I eat tons of fast food and begin MPB

Do fast foods and oily foods cause build up DHT and can cause hair loss in theory or for a fact? I eat tons of fast food and begin MPB

Not connected: It's not "theory" -- it's simply made up, just like the stories about sexual activity of various kinds accelerates baldness. Men get male pattern baldness pretty much in proportion to how much chest hair they're naturally blessed with -- look around you. This stuff is invented by website writers to seem like humanitarians and scholars and ultimately make money. You can see through it. Cheers. ...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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Hi I am indian.What adds more to the belly fat of a male or female?Our indian local foods or western fast foods, cakes, pastries etc?

Hi I am indian.What adds more to the belly fat of a male or female?Our indian local foods or western fast foods, cakes, pastries etc?

Belly fat: South asians are very susceptible to gaining belly fat, and then getting diabetes, cholesterol, heart disease, etc. Staying thin and active is the best medicine. In terms of staying thin, western fast foods are usually the worst. Traditional indian foods are good, but you can overdo them too. ...Read more

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After eating fatty unhealthy food, how can I cleanse my body of all the unhealthy food and start all over fresh to put healthy food in my body?

Does'n work that way: Our body is an amazing biochemical machine but it does not work the same way as in your car engine. Therefore, we cannot just flush out the toxins or bad things in one shot like car mechanics do on car engine. Despite a lot of claims by several OTC medications, those cleansing methods are myths and not scientifically found. Try to eat healthy and live healthy consistently is the best way. ...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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How do the prices of fast food and healthy food compare?

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

In this country: quality health food can be significantly more costly than fast foods. ...Read more

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Eating fast and large portions of food can affect me physically?

Eating fast and large portions of food can affect me physically?

Eating fast: Yes, eating fast and large portions is not smart. Please have your primary doctor refer you to a Diabetologist. Your health should improve quite quickly. ...Read more

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Is the japanese diet high in healthy fat?

Is the japanese diet high in healthy fat?

Overall the Japanese: diet tends to be lower in fat than the average American diet. There tends to be healthy fat intake from a diet high in fish such as salmon and mackerel. ...Read more

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Here in malaysia, our foods are high in oil, salt, and sugar. Its tough to avoid cos theyre everywhere. Any other foods to minimize effects of those?

Here in malaysia, our foods are high in oil, salt, and sugar. Its tough to avoid cos theyre everywhere. Any other foods to minimize effects of those?

No: You can't really eat some other food to decrease the affect of another. If you eat a diet high in fat sodium and sugar and eat a lot of vegetables and fruit and whole grains on top of that you might be healthier because you are avoiding vitamin deficiencies but you don't neutralize the effects of the bad foods. ...Read more

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