Eating Out & Chemical Intake!

Those of us who eat home-cooked meals have lower levels of potentially harmful chemicals in their blood. Tools used to prepare restaurant and takeaway meals and some packaging may be to blame. Perfluoroalkyl (PFAS) and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of synthetic chemicals that are resistant to heat and do not easily degrade. Because of… Read More

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Calorie Content: Perception vs Reality

Objective To investigate estimation of calorie (energy) content of meals from fast food restaurants in adults, adolescents, and school age children. Design Cross sectional study of repeated visits to fast food restaurant chains. Setting 89 fast food restaurants in four cities in New England, United States: McDonald’s, Burger King, Subway, Wendy’s, KFC, Dunkin’ Donuts. Participants… Read More