August 7, 2014

Guilty: Fast Food & Full Service

1 Eating at Restaurants Means 200 More Calories

Dining at a fast-food restaurant or a full-service restaurant is associated with increases in the amount of sugar, saturated fat, calories and sodium consumed, say researchers from the American Cancer Society and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The study, published in Public Health Nutrition, found that on days when adults dined at a fast-food restaurant or a full-service restaurant, they consumed around 200 extra total daily calories. On days participants ate fast food, researchers found a net increase of saturated fat (3.48 g), total energy intake (194.49 kcal), sugar (3.95 g) and sodium (296.38 mg). For full-service dining, the study found the following: energy intake (205.21 kcal), and a higher intake of sodium (451.06 mg) and saturated fat (2.52 g).

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Previously: 10 Sandwiches with More Calories Than Double Down

Tags: American Cancer Society, Calories, Public Health Nutrition, Eating Fast Food, Eating Full Service Restaurants Not Better, How You Eat 200 Extra Calories

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