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Growing fat - via free market forces!


December 22nd, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Thanks to free market forces, fast food joints are mushrooming all over rich countries and promoting the obesity epidemic. "It's not by chance that countries with ... Read more...

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Fathers,not mothers, influence what children eat


June 10th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) A man's choice of where to eat could literally tip the scales on his child's health as his perceptions of family meals carry more weight, so ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Don’t judge a food by its organic label


April 11th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 11 (ANI): Psychologists have long recognized that how we perceive a particular trait of a person can be influenced by how we perceive other traits of the same individual. In ... Read more...

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Calorie labelling has no effect on food purchases: Study


February 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A new study has challenged the idea that calorie labelling has an effect on the purchasing behaviour of teenagers or what parents purchase for their children.Brian Elbel, ... Read more...

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Kanye West’s Chicago restaurant shuts down


February 1st, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Hip-hop star Kanye West's venture into the restaurant business seems to have hit a rough patch.One of his Fatburger fast food restaurants has closed in Chicago, Illinois ... Read more...

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Wendy’s To Sell New “Natural” Fries With Potato Skins and Sea Salt


November 11th, 2010 - 2:26 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) As Fast food restaurants continue to be criticized for their unhealthy meals, Wendy's has decided to unveil their new “Natural Fries” in certain stores throughout the states of ... Read more...

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Unhealthiest of fast foods revealed


August 10th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 10 (ANI): A recent survey by Men's Health magazine has revealed that the Top 10 fast-food restaurants in the US boast entrees loaded with stomach-stuffing, artery-clogging saturated fat, sodium, ... Read more...

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Russians spend the longest in queues every day


July 11th, 2010 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 11 (IANS) Russians spend an average of 27 minutes every day waiting in queues, longer than anywhere else in Europe. This dismal statistic is mainly due to huge numbers of people ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Apples grow larger when cells don’t divide


July 1st, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) Fast-food restaurants can supersize French fries and drinks, but nature has found a way to super-size a type of apple by not letting its cells divide. Peter Hirst, Purdue ... Read more...

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Croatia, Pakistan, Russia top list of ‘non-smiling’ nations


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 2 (IANS) Croatia, Pakistan and Russia have topped a list of countries where people sitting behind shop and office counters have a surly attitude and find it difficult to smile. Only ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Health Care Bill: Fast Foods Required To Post Calories


March 25th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Much of what Obama's Healthcare Bill contained was unknown to the American public up until the second it was signed. Even more of the bill still is. Small ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

The Last Supper Shows Dinner Portion Increases


March 23rd, 2010 - 11:37 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Apparently, McDonald's and Burger King are not the only ones who are "supersizing" food portions. Some experts are saying that the paintings that have been done over time ... Read more...

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Heinz Gets A Makeover


February 5th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Feb 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is not uncommon to see FMCG majors and food and beverage makers revamping their lineup of products from time to time. They do it when ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Australian police say Indian lied about petrol attack


February 3rd, 2010 - 8:15 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 3 (DPA) Australian police allege a man of Indian descent who claimed he was doused in petrol and set alight last month was not the victim of a racist attack ... Read more...

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Fellow Indians held in Australia over gruesome slaying


January 29th, 2010 - 9:09 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 29 (DPA) An Indian couple was scheduled to appear Friday in a Sydney court over the death of fellow fruit-picker Ranjodh Singh in a case that has helped stoke tension ... Read more...

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Fast food menus with calorie info lead to lower calorie intake


January 25th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Fast food menus with calorie information have been found to reduce calorie intake by children, say researchers.Led by researcher Dr Pooja S. Tandon, from Seattle Children's Research Institute, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Taco Bell Founder - Glen W. Bell Jr. dies


January 19th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Rancho Santa Fe, Jan 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The founder of the fast-food chain Taco Bell – Glen W. Bell Jr. has died. He died on Sunday at his home in Rancho ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Secret Santa hangs presents on fir trees!


December 19th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 19 (ANI): A real-life Santa Claus is said to have been sneaking into a park at night and hanging presents on the fir trees.The unknown giver even decorates the trees ... Read more...

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Blame convenience stores for obesity among kids


December 19th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 19 (IANS) Kids living closer to convenience stores are more likely to be obese, a new study says. ''Access to convenience stores seems more relevant in obesity than access to fast ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

How proximity to convenience stores promotes child obesity


December 18th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 18(ANI): The proximity of convenience stores to kids is connected to childhood obesity, according to a new study.As part of the study 632 children and their families from Montreal in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

TV bombards kids with unhealthy food ads


November 5th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Wondering how TV exposure leads to obesity in children? Well, then pay closer attention to the commercials, suggests a new study.In the study, researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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Ban on fast-food restaurants unlikely to cut obesity


October 6th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Fast-food restaurants have always been criticised for promoting unhealthy eating habits, with health campaigners calling for a ban on them. But a new study has shown that even ... Read more...

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McDonald’s voted UK’s Most-Hated Brand


September 21st, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 21 (ANI): Britons have voted fast food giant McDonald's as the most-hated brand in a new survey.The world's largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants gathered votes from 46 per ... Read more...

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Living without a car in areas with high fast food availability ups obesity risk


September 2nd, 2009 - 11:15 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 1 (ANI): People who do not own a car, and live in areas where there are a number of fast food restaurants, may be at an increased risk of becoming ... Read more...

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Microsoft dethrones Google as UK’s best brand


July 15th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): Microsoft has left Google behind to grab the top spot in the list of UK's best brand.The software company, co-founded by Bill Gates, moved from second to first ... Read more...

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Living near fast food joints ‘raises obesity risk’


June 18th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): A new study has confirmed what many people already knew: living near fast food restaurants can raise your chances of becoming obese.While writing in the open access journal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Too much fast food makes kids ’stupid’


May 23rd, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 23 (ANI): Eating too much fast food can ruin your kid's performance at school, concludes a new study.The study, which involved 5,500 primary school children, found that pupils achieved lower ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

McDonald’s calling: Pappu, vote dal saala (Lead)


April 19th, 2009 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) McDonald's, which has around 135 fast food restaurants in India, is set to woo its young clientele in the capital - not to buy its famous ... Read more...

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Living near fast food joints ups stroke risk


February 20th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 20 (ANI): People who live in neighbourhoods with numerous fast food outlets are more likely to have a stroke, a new study has found.Large numbers of fast food restaurants ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Food labels conceal kidney-harming phosphorus content


February 11th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): A large number of processed and fast foods hide information about phosphorus additives, which can be dangerous for kidney patients, according to researchers from MetroHealth Medical Center ... Read more...

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Blame parents for teen obesity crisis


February 10th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new study has suggested that one of the keys to solving teen obesity crisis starts with parents.According to a new policy brief released today by the ... Read more...

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US fast-food restaurants not meeting federal dietary guidelines about kids meals


December 23rd, 2008 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A new study has revealed that only 3 percent of kids meals, served at fast-food restaurants in the US meet federal dietary guidelines.The researchers from Michigan State ... Read more...

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Only 3 percent of fast-food meals for kids nutritious


December 23rd, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Only three percent of kids' meals served at fast-food restaurants met federal dietary guidelines in the first ever study to examine the nutrient quality of such meals in ... Read more...

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Eating at buffets sans the exercise can make you obese


December 20th, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): People who eat out often at buffets and cafeterias and find their community unpleasant for physical activity are more likely to get obese, says a new study.Ross ... Read more...

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Feasting plus sloth fathers obesity in US hinterland


December 20th, 2008 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) Feasting at buffets and cafeterias plus lack of activity is the cause for obesity in the US hinterland, a new study shows. "It's not that people don't want ... Read more...

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