Obesity and Fast Food Temptation

Including lifestyle, bad diet and exercise habits cause obesity and other health problems

French fries - image Credit R Rumambi

Fast-food restaurants are neatly lined up at major shopping centers in major cities of the world, the wider community think of them as an integral part of all urban activities. But keep in mind that there is a risk to accompany all the lifestyles of urban people.

You're tempted to see the offer of similar foods, burgers, fries, fried chicken, pizza, and milkshakes, and now these kinds of food come in at other restaurants and food stalls too.

Research from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, citing CNN Indonesia, today, shows that people who eat a lot of fast food are more likely to gain weight and become obese.

The presence of fast food restaurants or fast food is growing, and even fast food sales are increasing from 2010 to 2015 in economically developing countries such as Indonesia, India, Vietnam and South Africa.

Like a review in The New York Times, nutritionists pointed to concerns over the prospect of a population affected by obesity and diabetes continues to grow without adequate medical resources to address the health crisis.

But. The risk increases for people who eat fast food twice a week, 27 percent are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and 56 percent die, because of heart attacks, compared to people who do not eat a lot of fast food.

You know that nowadays people tend to move to crowded centers, to the nation's capital, as in African countries such as Ghana, Angola, Tanzania, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, when shopping centers are opened and restaurants fast food is ready to welcome people with urban lifestyle.

Do not be surprised to see new habits present in the cities, and traders understand the needs of people on certain foods, rice with fried chicken, fries and cheetos, which previously presented only on holidays.

Charles Agyemang, Professor of the University of Amsterdam revealed that KFC is just one factor of the obesity epidemic in Ghana and a representation of how society welcomes it.

"You're what you eat, and in some places eating local food is unpopular, people think that the European style is civilized, it has a big impact on obesity and heart disease."

The inevitable fact that dietary changes to fast food and processed foods pose a greater risk to health than ever in the United States.

Source: Rahman Indra - CNN Indonesia, The New York Times
Image: R Rumambi


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