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Restaurant Meals Have More Than Half Of Daily Recommended Calories

Restaurant Meals Have More Than Half Of Daily Recommended Calories | Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Eating out for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Your meal likely contains more than half of your daily recommended calorie intake, according to a new study from Canada.
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"Researchers from the University of Toronto examined the calorie, sodium, fat and cholesterol levels of 685 meals and 156 desserts from 19 sit-down restaurants around Canada, and found that the average meal has 1,128 calories...


The study, published as a research letter in JAMA Internal Medicine, also showed that the average sit-down restaurant meal has 151 percent of the daily recommended amount of sodium for adults, 60 percent of the daily recommended amount of cholesterol, and 89 percent of the daily recommended amount of fat...


"A traditional recommendation among physicians for treating and preventing high blood pressure is to counsel patients on reducing sodium intake," Jacobson wrote in the study. "While in an ideal world that recommendation would be sufficient to lower blood pressure in the patient population, in the real world it places unrealistic demands on both patients and physicians given the high sodium levels present in processed and restaurant foods."

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America's Most Obese Workers Are (Unsurprisingly) Also The Poorest

America's Most Obese Workers Are (Unsurprisingly) Also The Poorest | Healthy Living | Scoop.it
When it comes to worker obesity risk, not all job environments are created equal.
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"Service workers, who had an obesity rate of 25.6 percent, were the least likely to have a safe place to exercise and the most likely to have been diagnosed with depression and to have struggled to afford food... 


The analysts behind Gallup's survey recommend that employers use this information to create effective and easy interventions, like offering safe exercise space and developing healthy food programs that will ensure access for all employees."

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