Higher exposure to takeaway food doubles the risk of obesity
A new study has revealed that people exposed to takeaway food outlets around them are more to be obese, as they are more likely to consume more of these foods.
The study conducted by University of Cambridge found that individuals were exposed to 48 percent more takeaway outlets at work than at home and the average exposure combining home, work neighborhoods and commuting routes was 32 outlets.
According to the study, people who were most exposed to fast food options consumed on average 5.7 grams more takeaway food than those who were least exposed.
The researchers also found that people most exposed to takeaway food outlets were estimated to have a BMI 1.21 greater and twice as likely to be obese than those least exposed to such food.
The study was published in British Medical Journal.
(Posted on 14-03-2014)