Here ’ s How Much Fast Food Americans Are Actually Eating
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) — Fast food has become a major part of the American diet, and a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals just how many adults eat it. Between 2013 and 2016, about 37% of US adults consumed fast food on any given day, according to the data brief published Wednesday by the National Center for Health Statistics. “On any given day in the United States, an estimated 36.6% or approximately 84.8 million adults consume fast food,” said Cheryl Fryar, first author of the report and a health statistician at the CDC. “We focused on fast food for t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Fast Food Source Type: news

French Fries Are The No. 1 Vegetable Toddlers Eat, Study Says
ARLINGTON, Va. (CBS Local) — A new study shows major gaps in food choices in youngster’s diets. More than 27 percent of young children do not consume a single discrete serving of vegetables on any given day, according to the Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study. Among the vegetables toddlers do eat — French fries are the no. 1 vegetable consumed. According to the study, after a child turns one their food choices tend to change as they eat more family foods. By age two, many children have preferences and eating habits that will last their lifetime — and that’s why health experts want parents...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Proposed California law would make it illegal for restaurants to serve soda as the default beverage with kids' meals
(Natural News) If you’ve ever dined out with children, you’re probably aware that kids’ menus in restaurants leave a lot to be desired. In fact, the choices usually go something like this: burgers made with questionable meat and fillers, deep-fried chicken nuggets, or perhaps pizza served with a side of French fries and your choice... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating fried food just twice per week increases your chance of early death
(Natural News) Fried foods are full of acrylamide, a known carcinogen. According to research, consuming things like French fries at least twice a week can significantly increase the risk of premature death. For the study, which was conducted by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers monitored 4,400 men and women for eight years. The participants were aged 45... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to easily start juicing and take back your health
(Natural News) If we are what we eat, then what are you? Health groups recommend consuming at least five portions of fruits and vegetables every day to justbe healthy. Yet new research has shown that with our current diet of burgers and french fries, 10 would be better — potentially preventing up to 7.8 million... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fried foods, especially overcooked potatoes, dramatically increase cancer risk
(Natural News) Fried potatoes and other foods cooked at high temperatures significantly increase cancer risk, according to research. Because of this, the Food Standards Agency (FSA), a government body in the U.K., issued a public warning over the risks of these foods. When foods are cooked at high temperatures or over 120 degrees Celsius, a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The typical Western high-fat diet causes cancer to metastasize faster
(Natural News) Men who want to significantly reduce their risk of dying from prostate cancer could start by skipping burgers, French fries, or fatty food altogether. Researchers from the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) published a study in two journals, Nature Genetics and Nature Communications, and have reported that the typical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Your Workplace Making You Fat?
ATLANTA, GA (CBS Local) – The dilemma is all too familiar: it’s Monday morning, you walk into your office and see that someone has left a big box of donuts in the break room. Then, your co-worker tells you there will be cake later for yet another birthday celebration. The Details: A new study finds that U.S. employees add 1,300 calories at work each week Pizza, sandwiches, and soda were the most common food choices at work Health officials say bringing your lunch is the best way to watch your weight  One thing’s for sure. You’re not alone. A new federal government survey found ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Obesity talkers Weight Gain Source Type: news

Say laters to 'taters: Eating fried potatoes increases your risk of death
(Natural News) French fries are among the most available, easiest-to-prepare snacks. They can be taken with mayonnaise and truffle oil or dipped in ketchup. They also match today’s fast-paced lifestyle because they’re food on-the-go. However, the convenience of fries pales in comparison to the harm they do to our health. A recent study published in The American... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Curbing salt intake could add years to your life
Potato chips. Pretzels. Pizza. French fries. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young athletes interested in healthy protein, not French fries
(University of Waterloo) The greasy food being served at hockey rinks isn't really what young hockey players want, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

California Coffee Shops Will Warn Customers About This Possibly Cancer-Causing Chemical. Here ’s What to Know About It
A judge ruled on Thursday that coffee sellers in California should post warnings about a potentially cancer-causing chemical found in the beverage. The chemical, acrylamide, is produced during the coffee bean roasting process, as well as when sugars and amino acids found in other foods are cooked at high temperatures. It’s one of 65 chemicals included in a California law that requires businesses to warn consumers if they may be exposed to substances associated with cancer, birth defects or other reproductive issues. While the decision — which at this point is just a preliminary ruling, and may still be challeng...
Source: TIME: Health - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer onetime Source Type: news

Chemicals In Food Wrappers Are Linked to Weight Gain
Chemicals known as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—used frequently in fast-food wrappers and other products for their oil- and water-repellant properties—have been linked to hormone disruption, immune dysfunction, high cholesterol and even cancer. Now, a new study suggests that exposure to the chemicals could make it harder to keep weight off after dieting. The study, published in PLOS Medicine, found that levels of PFAS in the blood were linked to greater weight gain in a group of people who had recently shed pounds, especially among the women. Another finding may hint at why: People with higher blood levels ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Environmental Chemicals Found in Non-Stick Pans Are Linked to Weight Gain
Chemicals known as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—used frequently in fast-food wrappers and other products for their oil- and water-repellant properties—have been linked to hormone disruption, immune dysfunction, high cholesterol and even cancer. Now, a new study suggests that exposure to the chemicals could make it harder to keep weight off after dieting. The study, published in PLOS Medicine, found that levels of PFAS in the blood were linked to greater weight gain in a group of people who had recently shed pounds, especially among the women. Another finding may hint at why: People with higher blood levels ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Coffee in California May Soon Come with a Cancer Warning
Despite its long list of health benefits, coffee in California may soon come with a consumer warning about cancer. A lawsuit first filed by the Council for Education and Research on Toxics in 2010 seeks to require coffee sellers, including Starbucks, BP, Gloria Jean’s and 7-Eleven, to warn customers about the ingestion of acrylamide, a possibly cancer-causing chemical that’s produced when coffee beans are roasted. Under California’s Proposition 65, businesses are required to notify customers if their products contain any of 65 chemicals, including acrylamide, that are linked with cancer, birth defects or ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer Coffee Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime toxins Source Type: news

Production Diversity, Diet Diversity and Nutrition in Sub -Saharan Africa
Raghav Gaiha is (Honorary) Professorial Research Fellow, Global Development Insitute, University of Manchester, England; & Shantanu Mathur is Lead Advisor, Programme Management Department, International Fund for Agricultural Development, Rome, Italy. The views are personal.By Raghav Gaiha and Shantanu MathurNEW DELHI, Dec 19 2017 (IPS)Lack of diet diversity is viewed as the major cause of micronutrient malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa. Imbalanced diets resulting from consumption of mainly high carbohydrate based-diets also contribute to productivity losses and reduced educational attainment and income. Consequently, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Raghav Gaiha and Shantanu Mathur Tags: Africa Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Financial Crisis Food & Agriculture Gender Global Governance Green Economy Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Source Type: news

Gene therapy using ‘junk DNA’ could lower risk for heart disease
FINDINGSScientists from UCLA and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute successfully used a gene that suppresses cholesterol levels as part of a treatment to reduce plaque in mice with a disorder called familial hypercholesterolemia. In a preclinical study, researchers found that the gene, LeXis, lowered cholesterol and blockages in the arteries, and the treatment appeared to reduce the build-up of fat in liver cells.BACKGROUND                    Familial hypercholesterolemia is an inherited condition characterized by extremely high...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

French fries are often BETTER for you than an avocado
Protein-based diets are all the rage -but a large avocado only 3.7g of protein, whereas a portion of chips has even more hunger-supressing protein. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Bad for You Are Fried Foods?
This story looks at the health effects of French fries and other fried foods. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What To Eat When Grief Is Eating You
When you’re grieving – particularly after the death of a loved one – you might experience decision fatigue. This happens in response to the number of decisions you’ve been forced to make over a very short period of time, deteriorating the quality of those decisions. As you can imagine, what you eat – the result of small decisions we make throughout each day – is a common victim of decision fatigue. Suddenly, making “good” choices about what you eat seems strenuous and even debilitating. So you opt out of the decision altogether and forgo eating, or make the easiest and most c...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saturated Fat: Weighed, Measured, And Found Wanting
A stunningly good, extraordinarily comprehensive paper on the health effects of saturated fat in our diets has weighed them in every relevant way, measured them with every pertinent metric, and found them wanting. There are no saturated fatty acids shown to be better than “harmless at best,” and those we consume most often and abundantly in fatty meats, processed meats, fast foods, dairy and processed dairy products are decisively worse than that. They are bad for us. Until rather recently, the idea that pepperoni pizza, ice cream, and bacon were far from good for our health would have evoked nothing ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers find that frequently eating french fries doubles the risk of death
(Natural News) The more fried potatoes you eat, the higher your chances of death. That was the conclusion researchers came to at the end of their study, which has been published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. According to the researchers, people who ate fried potato products, like french fries, tater tots, and hash... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Eating french fries may double the risk of early death
Eating french fries and other forms of fried potatoes two or three times per week could significantly increase the risk of premature death, study finds. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Fried Potatoes Linked to Early Death Risk
(Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fried potatoes linked to higher risk of death
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: June 15, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Fried Potatoes Linked to Increased Risk of Early Death A new study links eating fried potatoes with an increased risk of early... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Eating fried potatoes linked to higher risk of death, study says
How your spuds are cooked is key to your health. People who eat fried potatoes two or more times a week double their risk of an early death compared to those who avoid them, a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Unfortunate Health Risks Of French Fries
Fried potatoes —but not other types of preparation—were linked to death in one study. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Eating French Fries Weekly Increases Risk of Death - AARP
9 hours ago ... New research suggests that eating french fries twice a week increases your risk of premature death, possibly due to high amounts of fat in fried  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - June 14, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Eating fried potatoes can more than
Of 4,440 people who participated in the study, 236 participants died after eight years, and there was a link between the frequent consumption of fried potatoes and increased risk of death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regularly consuming red meat and chips raises gout risk
Researchers have discovered that people are more likely to have the painful condition if they indulge in red and processed meats, soft drinks, French fries, sugar, sweets and desserts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids are engaging in dangerous diets where they go days without greens and depend on french fries as their only source of vegetables
(Natural News) A recent study revealed that 90 percent of children in the United States go for days without eating greens, getting by with just french fries as their only “vegetable”. The study, published in Pediatrics, found that children, particularly those between zero to 23 months of age, not only lack in vegetables, but are also consuming too... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many U.S. kids go days without eating vegetables
American toddlers are more likely to eat french fries than veggies, a new survey shows (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young American children eat more fries than vegetables
American toddlers are more likely to eat french fries than green vegetables on any given day, according to a new national survey on children's eating habits. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toddlers Eat More French Fries Than Vegetables
Federal stats show some don't eat any veggies at all, and some infants don't get any breast milk (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Toddlers Eat More French Fries Than Vegetables
Federal stats show some don't eat any veggies at all, and some infants don't get any breast milk Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Toddler Nutrition (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Toddlers Eat More French Fries Than Vegetables
MONDAY, May 1, 2017 -- American toddlers are more likely to eat french fries than green vegetables on any given day, according to a new national survey on children's eating habits. Many young kids also go without any vegetables at all, the survey... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 1, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

I Think I Have 'Imposter Syndrome' But For Parents
My 5-year-old son’s glasses are on their last leg. He has a backup pair – frames in a nice green we bought months ago for just this reason – but surprise! I can’t find them. Rooting around in drawers, I take note of the clutter I find and start berating myself for my lack of organization. By the end of the morning, I find myself sucked into a vortex of parenting shame, convinced I’m not competent enough to be in charge of another person. I can’t handle this, I think to myself. I am not good enough to do this job. There’s a thing called “imposter syndrome,” named by psy...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It ’s Not About the Panini: A Story About OCD and Anorexia
18 years ago I found myself drawn to a light switch. Turning the lights on and off became an ordeal as every room’s light switch hypnotized me into gliding my fingers across it, pressing my fingertips against the smooth plastic until it satisfied me. A similar undertaking occurred with door knobs. I felt the intense need to wrap my hands tightly around the knob, releasing it and then grasping it again. I did this until the tightness in my stomach dissolved, until I felt calm enough to walk away. Around the same time, intrusive thoughts infiltrated my mind. They b...
Source: Psych Central - March 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Karina Pinzón Tags: Anorexia Anxiety Binge Eating Bulimia Children and Teens Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Family Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Personal Stories Anorexia Nervosa Avoidance Body Dysmorphic Disorder Bulimia Nervosa compulsive pic Source Type: news

The only kids who need vitamins (spoiler alert: there aren ’t many)
As a pediatrician, I get a lot of questions whether their children should take a multivitamin or other vitamin supplement. Parents think they will make their children healthier — and some think they will make them eat more (they don’t, sorry). Since our bodies need different vitamins to be healthy, they ask, Should I give my child a multivitamin? Not necessarily, actually. It turns out that most children don’t need them, making them an expensive waste of money. They can also be dangerous if children take too many, something that is very possible given that most chewable multivitamins for children taste li...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Claire McCarthy Tags: Ask the Expert Health & Wellness Claire McCarthy vitamins Source Type: news

France Bans Free Soda Refills In Latest Effort To Fight Obesity
Unlimited sugary beverages are now a thing of the past in France’s public eateries. In a new rule that went into effect on Friday, the country outlawed free or fixed-price refills on soda and other sugary drinks in its latest effort to tackle obesity,  the BBC reported. The law follows recommendations by the World Health Organization, which has also suggested taxing sugary drinks to decrease their consumption. “Reduced consumption of sugary drinks means lower intake of ‘free sugars’ and calories overall, improved nutrition and fewer people suffering from overweight, obesity, diabetes and t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lessons from a Journey Back to Intuitive Eating
While discussing childhood nutrition in my undergraduate lifecycle nutrition class, I remember being so surprised at the simplicity of Ellyn Satter's teachings about eating. According to Satter, a child should never be forced to eat or not eat, but rather should learn to listen to their body's internal eating cues. The parent decides when and what to serve, and the child decides how much. Eating should be enjoyable. There is no guilt or praise. Food is just food. I realized while learning Satter's concepts that I had lost touch with my internal eating cues. Even a college degree in nutrition could not protect me from fee...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Woman Who Should've Been Fully Aware Of Her Heart-Health Risk ... But Had To Be Scared Straight
During American Heart Month, I had the pleasure of hosting a group of amazing women at the Red Dress Awards luncheon. Knowing that each of these people had a unique, special approach toward improving heart health, I invited every one of them to join me as a guest columnist in this spot. Some of those who've taken me up on this offer include HSN CEO Mindy Grossman, Woman's Day publisher Susan Spencer and Dr. Lenora Johnson of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Today, I'm thrilled to add to this group Denise Bradley-Tyson, the founder and CEO of InspiredLuxe.com, a website that debuts wearable treasures created ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not Your Father's McNuggets: How Famous Foods Have Changed
As consumers ’ health priorities have shifted over the years, the recipes for Oreos, Trix cereal, Burger King french fries and more have evolved with them. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - October 17, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: FREE Source Type: news

What Are Some Developmental Milestones for Solid Food Readiness?
This study and others found many poor feeding habits including excessive juice, inappropriate foods (i.e. french fries, pizza, macaroni and cheese, etc.), allergenic foods (i.e. eggs and peanut butter), and prechewing of table foods. Learning Point Breastfeeding or formula should be the main meals and calorie sources for infants during the first year. Solid food feeding is important for infant growth and development; they help the infant to learn about tastes and textures during the first year of life but initially should be used in small amounts like a dessert. There are development differences when infants are ready to ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 10, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Broccoli v. French fries: Appealing to teens' impulse to rebel can curb unhealthy eating
(University of Chicago Booth School of Business) A new study from Chicago Booth finds that by appealing to widely-held adolescent values, it's possible to reduce unhealthy eating habits and motivate better food choices among adolescents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The 5 Top Tips For Feeding Our Children Right From The Start
As parents, we all want to do the best for our children. We advocate getting them into the best schools and making sure the best teachers are teaching them. We keep them physically active by shuttling them from one activity to the next. But sometimes we miss the mark when it comes to what we are feeding them. Our children are being left behind with the poor food they are fed. We are seeing an explosion of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism and developmental disorders. In addition, many of our children have what used to be diseases only seen in adults, such as obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Looking for Consensus on "Healthy" Foods
By Keith-Thomas Ayoob, ED.D. Get 10 registered dietitian/nutritionists (RDNs) in a room and the chance of us "talking shop" is virtually 100 percent. While there'd be a robust debate about some subjects, we'd all agree that the question we get more than any other from the public is, "Is this healthy?" and various iterations of the same. Many consumers have definite ideas about what's healthy and what's not. So do nutritionists. According to a survey recently conducted by the New York Times that contrasted responses of the public and members of the American Society of Nutritionists, a professional orga...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Sleeping Enough Make You Skinny?
It's no secret that not sleeping enough - which is typically considered to be less than seven hours of sleep per night - can cause weight gain, even if you're on a weight oss diet. For example, in research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, dieters were put on different sleep schedules comprised of adequate sleep (7+ hours per night) and not quite enough sleep (less than 7 hours per night). With adequate sleep, half of the weight the dieters lost was from fat, not muscle, and furthermore, those on a sleep-deprived diet experienced 55% less fat loss! The sleep-deprived group also felt significantly hungrier, ha...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news