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2013-10-24 08:33:18

First study published comparing the nutritional content of multinational fast food kids' menus TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - A new study that compares the nutritional content of kids' menus in fast food restaurants has been published in the journal Public Health Nutrition. "Nutritional quality of fast food items on Kids' Menus: comparisons across countries and companies" by Hobin et al is an innovative study that compares the calories, sodium, total fat and saturated fat of...

2012-08-16 06:23:18

CHICAGO, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the total amount of foreign fast food outlets in China set to break the 50,000 mark this year, up from 48,477 in 2011 and 36,037 in 2006, and 44% of Chinese consumers saying that they plan to spend more on fast food in the coming year, the potential for the sector is clear. However it seems that there is further opportunity for operators wanting to tap into this lucrative market, as new research from Mintel reveals that Breakfast is still the...

2011-12-21 19:04:11

New research from the University of Michigan suggests obesity can be seen as one of the unintended side effects of free market policies. A study of 26 wealthy nations shows that countries with a higher density of fast food restaurants per capita had much higher obesity rates compared to countries with a lower density of fast food restaurants per capita. "It's not by chance that countries with the highest obesity rates and fast food restaurants are those in the forefront of market...

2009-09-01 16:20:49

 Living without a car in close proximity to fast food restaurants is associated with excess body mass index and weight gain, according to a University of Pittsburgh study available online and published in the September issue of the Journal of Urban Health. Indeed, adults in areas with high fast food concentration who didn't have a car were as much as 12 pounds heavier than those who lived in neighborhoods that lacked such restaurants."Owning a car is generally associated with a more...