Takeaway food doubles obesity risk

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


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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