Posts Tagged "diets"

Unhealthy diets greater threat to health than tobacco, says UN expert

Posted on Jun 3, 2014 in Health & Wellness, Health Optimization, Medical Rewind

Unhealthy diets pose a greater risk to global health than the increasingly regulated sale of tobacco and governments should move fast to tax harmful food products, a United Nations investigator said on Monday. In a statement issued on the opening of the annual summit of the World Health Organization (WHO), Belgian professor Olivier de Schutter called for efforts to launch negotiations on a global pact to tackle the obesity epidemic. “Unhealthy diets are now a greater threat to global health than tobacco. Just as the world came together to regulate the risks of tobacco, a bold framework...

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Chains' meal calories found higher than stated

Posted on Jan 8, 2010 in Uncategorized

Michael Hill, Associated Press Dieters can’t believe everything they read: The food at many popular chain restaurants and in the freezer section of the supermarket may contain a lot more calories than advertised. A study of 10 chain restaurants, including Wendy’s and P.F. Chang’s, found that the number of calories in 29 meals or other items was an average of 18 percent higher than listed. Researchers involved in the study said most of the discrepancies can be explained by variations in ingredients and sizes. The study, published in this month’s Journal of the American...

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