The Number of Fast Food Joints

“Across England, there are 8.2 fast-food outlets per 10,000 people, and 11.6 in the poorest parts of the country, according to Public Health England, a government agency.” (The Economist, 2018, p.29). Parents concerned about paying rent and keeping the electricity on are less likely to think about cooking a healthy dinner. One experiment found that subjects who were asked to… Read More

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Linking Fried Food Consumption, Genetic Risk & Body Mass Index

Research Paper Title Fried Food Consumption, Genetic Risk, and Body Mass Index: Gene-diet Interaction Analysis in Three US Cohort Studies. Study Question Does genetic predisposition interact with the effect of fried food consumption on adiposity? Summary Answer The association between fried food consumption and adiposity is strengthened by genetic predisposition; and the genetic influences on… Read More

What’s the Link? Children, Fast Food Outlets & Obesity

An article by Susan Mayor of the British Medical Journal: Children living in areas surrounded by fast food outlets are more likely to be overweight or obese, an England-wide study has shown. Researchers analysed data from the National Child Measurement Programme, which records the height and weight of one million children at most English state… Read More