People who increased the amount they spent on food made healthier choices, ate less energy-dense food and lost weight, which has implications for food taxes and consumer subsidies, say the authors of the long-term Spanish study.
Do you want a statin with that cheeseburger and milkshake? Touting pharmaceuticals as the neutralisers of fast food is not the answer to unhealthy diets and even the suggestion sends out the wrong message.
The obesity epidemic has reached a crisis point, experts warn at
this week's European congress, and governments and the food
industry must gear up efforts to deal with it and prevent further
impact quality of life and life expectancy.
The British are not as pushed for time as they would have everyone
believe but convenience in healthcare and eating is seen as an
opportunity to free up time for other lifestyle gains, suggests a
survey of 2000 adults by Mintel.
Energy-dense fast foods and convenience meals increase the risk of
obesity by encouraging unintentional over-eating, report UK
scientists this week, calling for more healthy fast food options
and promotion of healthy foods in supermarkets.
A series of studies carried out by the University at Buffalo in the
US show that while a diet of high-calorie fast food can have an
adverse effect on the arteries, supplementing that diet with
antioxidant vitamins such as vitamin...