- More junk food, ever-larger portions and more hours spent in front of the television have made the United States the fattest nation in the world. Is it too late to reverse the trend? Stephen, Andrew // New Statesman;8/25/2003, Vol. 132 Issue 4652, p12
Focuses on the United States with the opinion that it is the most obese nation on earth. Data on overweight children and the number of Americans who die prematurely because of obesity; Reasons for people being overweight, including lifestyle, convenience food, and advertising; Cities with the...
- High-Fat Diets Hinder Memory. // USA Today Magazine;Apr2005, Vol. 133 Issue 2719, p3
Provides the results of a study on the impact of high-fat diets on memory. Significance of reducing the amount of dietary fat in lowering the negative effects of stress and aging on learning; Percentage of adults in the U.S. who are obese; Risk of learning problems associated with fast-food diets.
- 15-year study links fast food to obesity. Boseley, Sarah // Nutridate;Mar2005, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p8
Discusses research on the effects of fast food on health. Reference to a study by Mark Pereira et al., published in the March 2005 issue of journal "Lancet"; Percentage of U.S. citizens who were clinically obese; Economic impact of obesity in the U.S.
- A Healthy Start. // Nation's Restaurant News;8/8/2005, Vol. 39 Issue 32, Special Section p18
Reports on the focus of fast food restaurants on offering nutrient-rich food in the U.S. Increase in the number of obese children in the country; Importance of eating nutrient-rich breakfast to reduce the risk of obesity; Re-evaluation of breakfast menu of restaurants.
- NewsBites. // Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Nov2006, Vol. 24 Issue 9, p3
The article presents news briefs. The annual report by the Trust for America's Health found that Nevada was the only state to decrease its percentage of obese adults in 2005. Janet Collins of the Centers for Disease Control noted that the states with the greatest obesity problem also suffer...
- Purchasing Behavior and Calorie Information at Fast-Food Chains in New York City, 2007. Bassett, Mary T.; Dumanovsky, Tamara; Huang, Christina; Silver, Lynn D.; Young, Candace; Nonas, Cathy; Matte, Thomas D.; Chideya, Sekai; Frieden, Thomas R. // American Journal of Public Health;Aug2008, Vol. 98 Issue 8, p1457
We surveyed 7318 customers from 275 randomly selected restaurants of 11 fast food chains. Participants purchased a mean of 827 calories, with 34% purchasing 1000 calories or more. Unlike other chains. Subway posted calorie information at point of purchase and its patrons more often reported...
- Food Compensation in Lean vs. Overweight Adolescents. Wellbery, Caroline // American Family Physician;3/1/2005, Vol. 71 Issue 5, p1004
Discusses research being done on the compensation for energy intake from fast food among overweight and lean adolescents. Reference to a study by CB Ebbeling et al published in the June 16, 2004 issue of the "Journal of American Medical Association"; Information on the fat content off fast...
- Downsizing. Stein, Lisa // U.S. News & World Report;3/15/2004, Vol. 136 Issue 9, p20
Reports on the announcement of the McDonald's fast food chain restaurant that it will get ride of its "supersize" portions of fries and soft drinks; Pressure on the chain restaurants to improve the diet and reduce the fat and calories to aid in the fight against obesity in the United States.
- Fast Food Consumption Pattern and Its Association with Overweight Among High School Boys in Mangalore City of Southern India. JOSEPH, NITIN; NELLIYANIL, MARIA; RAI, SHARADA; Y. P., RAGHAVENDRA BABU; KOTIAN, SHASHIDHAR M.; GHOSH, TANIMA; SINGH, MANISHA // Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research;May2015, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p13
Context: Fast foods are quite popular among children owing to taste, appearance and hype created by mass media. However, the increased incidence of lifestyle disorders seen now-a-days at an early age could be attributed to fast foods. Aim: This study was done to assess the awareness of health...