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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

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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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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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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Who is to blame if uneducated person gets obese, diabetic?

Who is to blame if uneducated person gets obese, diabetic?

Complex question: Even the uneducated know that too much food is bad. That fried food and junk food is fattening. And they know that eating less will cause weight loss. Having said that, many habits are started in childhood, so parents are responsible for childhood obesity which leads to obese adults. We also live in a society where more is better and bad food is cheap. But personal responsibility trumps all. ...Read more

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What is to blame for the increase in obesity in children?

What is to blame   for the increase in obesity in children?

Calories & Exercise: Most children have one or more issues- 1) too much junk food (high sugar, high fat foods), 2) too much food (eating more than they need), and 3) not exercising enough. The best approach is to work on all of them to encourage them to have more healthy choices. Making small steps and continuing to adjust will help them learn new habits. ...Read more

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Who is to blame for the rise of childhood obesity?

Who is to blame for the rise of childhood obesity?

All of us: Like many things in life this one is multifactorial. Kids spend less time running and playing. Cheaper high carbohydrate foods are so much easier to get rather than healthy stuff. Both parents working thus easier to hit mcdonald's instead of a home cooked meal. I could go on forever but that won't solve the problem. Lead by example: eat healthier, walk a little more. No hypocrisy! ...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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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


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