Fast Food: A Major Public Health Hazard

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Published on October 8, 2008

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Fast Food: A Major Public Health Hazard : Fast Food: A Major Public Health Hazard BY ABHAYRAJ- 2008H146106 DIPANWITA-2008H146104 GUNJA-2008H146101 JESHU-2008H146108 TOP 10 JUNK FOOD : TOP 10 JUNK FOOD World Health Organization POPULAR FOOD CHAINS : POPULAR FOOD CHAINS DO YOU KNOW ? : DO YOU KNOW ? McDonald’s Deluxe Breakfast is the mother of bad-for-you foods— CONTAINS a grand total of 1,220 calories, 550 of them from fat, including 17 grams of saturated fat. The Mashed Potato Bowl With Gravy at KFC contains 690 calories and 31 grams of fat, nine of them saturated. If you dive into a Stuffed Crust Meat Lover’spie at PIZZA HUT, you’d better warn your arteries in advance. Two slices of this will stuff you with 1,000 calories, 82 grams of total fat, 22 grams of it saturated. OVERVIEW : OVERVIEW DEFINITION CONSTITUENTS CONSEQUENCES RESPONSIBILITY CONCLUSION DEFINITION : DEFINITION According to the answer. Com fast food means inexpensive food, such as hamburgers and fried chicken, prepared and served quickly. Fast food contain high amount of…………. : Fast food contain high amount of…………. Calories Saturated fat Sugar Sodium Carbohydrates Proteins TRANS FATS : TRANS FATS KFC chicken pot pie: 13 grams McDonald’s large french fries: 8 grams Domino’s garlic dipping sauce: 7 grams CONSEQUENCES : CONSEQUENCES Overweight or obesity Diabetes Risk of breast cancer Risk of heart diseases Risk of hypertension And so on…………… SUPER SIZED-FOOD & PEOPLE : SUPER SIZED-FOOD & PEOPLE In the past 30 years the percentage of overweight children has more than doubled. 67% of urban children watch 2-4 hours of television a day, with 40-80 commercials. FAT FACTS : FAT FACTS More than 60 per cent of American adults and 13 per cent of children and adolescents are classified as overweight or obese. The adult figure has doubled since 1980; for children and adolescents it has trebled. In 2000, the US healthcare system spent $61 billion on the diagnosis, care and prevention of obesity. Last year, Americans spent about $115 billion on fast food, more than on higher education or personal computers or new cars. CONTINUED… : CONTINUED… Learning disability Brainpower Intelligence Cancer 1 kg grilled meat = 600 cigarettes 1 grilled drumstick = 80 cigarettes VIOLENT STREAK : VIOLENT STREAK Lack of Omega-3 fatty acid make people easily annoyed, impatient and irritated. Lack of vitamins decrease the activities of brain. DIABETES & HEART DISEASES : DIABETES & HEART DISEASES A study published in the LANCET MEDICAL JOURNAL found those who frequently ate fast food were more than twice as likely to develop obesity linked diabetes. The huge portions at most fast-food restaurants and the high caloric density of their food were probably responsible for the obesity link. Because even small amounts of fast food contain lots of calories, people consume a great deal without feeling full and soon get hungry again and eat more. BURGERS ON THE BRAIN : BURGERS ON THE BRAIN Can we really get addicted to fast food? Some scientists are starting to believe thatbingeing on foods that are excessively high in fat and sugar can cause changes to your brain and body that make it hard to say no. A few even believe that the foods can trigger changes that are similar to FULL-BLOWN ADDICTION. CONTINUED…. : CONTINUED…. Biologists are now starting to realise that a binge of these proportions cantrigger physiological changes which mute the hormonal signals that normallytell you to put down the fork. What's more, early exposure to fatty food could reconfigure children's bodies so that they always choose fatty foods. SUGAR JUNKIES !! : SUGAR JUNKIES !! Many addiction researchers believe that addictive drugs such as cocaine andnicotine exert their irresistible pull by hijacking "reward" circuits in thebrain. Similarly, eating energy-dense food, for example, triggers the release of endorphins and enkephalins, the brain's natural opioids that tells your brain to keep eating, thus creating a vicious cycle of addiction. WHO IS RESPONSIBLE ? : WHO IS RESPONSIBLE ? INDIVIDUAL OR FAST-FOOD INDUSTRIES Slide 21: Dr. Rudolph Leibel, an obesity expert at Columbia University in New York, feels that it is important not to demonize fast food as the sole cause of the obesity epidemic in wealthy nations. Fast-food restaurants, he said, are responding to a real societal need — the inability of many families in which both parents work to find time to cook for themselves. The restaurants provide a real service by selling cheap, quick food, Leibel said, arguing that the main problem is in the quality and health effects of what they serve. "I don't think the problem is with fast food per se," he said. "The problem is that it's the wrong kind of food." WEAK TRENDS IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION : WEAK TRENDS IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION  McDonald's have introduced a variety of portion sizes, are serving more salads and fruit, and are providing nutritional information on tray liners, in-store brochures and a Web site. The food chains should make a more serious effort to boost the quality of their offerings, by using leaner meats, whole-grain bread, lower-fat fries, low-sugar soft drinks and more vegetables. HOW CAN WE CONTRIBUTE ? : HOW CAN WE CONTRIBUTE ? Educate people to have an informed consumer base. Fresh is Best. Minimize intake. Involve kids in outdoor games. Ban soft drinks and junk foods in school and college campus. Slide 24: Will you wait until you become like this girl? Slide 25: Or like me? CONCLUSION : CONCLUSION Slide 27: QUERIES??? Slide 28: THANK YOU

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