Fast food is generally not good for you, and supermarkets do sell healthy food, but our results suggest blocking the opening of a new fast-food
restaurant or subsidizing a local supermarket will do little to reduce obesity,' researcher said.
About 80% of those in the lowest 10% of income ate at least once at a fast-food
restaurant, compared to about 85% of those who were ranked near the middle (40% to 50%) in terms of income.
The Study: One hundred parents with children three to seven years old were asked about their visits to local fast-food
restaurants, their child's requests to eat at fast-food
restaurants, their child's collecting of toy premiums, and their children's television watching.
However a new study found that fast-food
consumption is simply a byproduct of a much bigger problem: poor all-day-long dietary habits that originate in children's homes.
In light of their findings, researchers called for more regulation of fast-food
marketing to children.
Eight in 10 Americans report eating at fast-food
restaurants at least monthly, with almost half saying they eat fast food at least weekly.
Despite the growing concern on consumer health [9, 10, 11], the fast-food
industry in Uganda has grown in the past decade as evidenced by the emergence of multinational fast-food
outlets like Nandos, Dominos Pizza Inn and Steers and continues to attract more proprietors like fast-food
outlets in new shopping malls/supermarkets especially in the urban settings .
Councilwoman Jan Perry of South Los Angeles, California, wants a two-year ban on new fast-food
restaurants in her district.
And while Linklater and Schlosser, who co-wrote the screenplay, are clearly aghast at the practices of fast-food
companies and meat packers, they have not crafted an angry polemic.
The concentration of fast-food
restaurants around schools within a short walking distance for students is an important public health concern," a team of researchers declared in the journal's September issue.
Spurlock illustrates how fast-food
chains and their fat-soaked menus have stretched across the world like an expanding empire.
Detroit mayor proposes tax on fast-food
: Citing AP sources the Washington Times reports that Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will propose a 2 percent fast-food
tax -on top of the 6 percent state sales tax on restaurant meals.
The international online survey, conducted last October, reveals that 97% of adults in the United States eat at fast-food
outlets and 35% use the format at least once a week.
fanatics who frequently gorge on high-fat, super-sized meals greatly increase their risk of obesity and diabetes compared with those who eat them less often, research today shows.
Director Morgan Spurlock has documented the impact the fast-food
industry has on Americans' waistlines in his film Super Size Me.