Large contributions in fast food establishments and traditional restaurants are a factor that contributes to global obesity due to the calories they provide, according to a study published today at the British Medical Journal. BMJ).
In their study, an international team of researchers found that 94% of menus were in restaurants with table and waiters and 72% of fast food menus in five countries with different continents of 600 calories or more.
In addition, contrary to popular belief, the restaurants of fast food restaurants were found to contain 33% less calories than traditional ones and, therefore, thought that institutions should not Fast food focus Focus on interruption with the global epidemic of obesity.
"Fast food has been widely identified as an easy target for dietary change due to its high caloric content, however, the work of our US team in restaurants generally stated as an important goal of interventions for tackle obesity, "said one of the co-authors of the study, the teacher at Tufts University (Boston, USA) Susan B. Roberts.
Eating out "is now widespread in the world," but it's important to "remember that it's easy to overstate when a large restaurant meal is one of the ones that happen at the end of the day , "he said.
To reach these conclusions, the study measured the caloric content of the menus often ordered in fast-paced fast food areas in Brazil, China, Finland, Ghana and India and five yellow workplaces in Finland where, These dining rooms are common, and compared to the data taken from restaurants in the United States.
The investigation revealed that calories of these meals were in China only than in the United States, 719 compared to 1088.
In general, fast foods had less calories than some restaurant with a board service, 809 versus 1,317 per service.
O ran, the food of the Finnish canteens analyzed had 25% less calories per dish or the other two types of restaurants, 880 compared to 1,166.
Identifying factors that can lead to immigration, including dietary habits and environmental factors, can help develop effective interventions against obesity, according to this study.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), global obesity has trebled almost in the last four decades.