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Nutrition
Prepared food from a restaurant that specialises in providing a complete meal—often consisting of a permutation of a hamburger or chicken, french fries and a soft drink or milkshake—in less than two minutes. A diet limited to fast foods is high in protein, fat and calories, and low in vitamins, minerals and fibre.

fast food

Nutrition Prepared food from a restaurant that specializes in providing a full 'meal,' often consisting of a permutation of hamburger or chicken, French fries, pommes frites (chips), and a soft drink or a milkshake, in < 2 mins; the medical community is laying much of the blame for the obesity in the US on the purveyors of fast foods; a diet consisting solely of FF overloads the body with protein, fat, calories, salt, and highly saturated vegetable–eg, palm, coconut oils and is low in vitamins, minerals, and fibers. See Cafeteria diet, Empty calories, 'Junk food, ' Nibbling diet.

fast food

Commercially available, ready-to-eat meals (such as hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, fried chicken, or french fries) with a high fat content, little fiber, and minimal quantities of vitamins or calcium.
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Patient discussion about fast food

Q. HIV in food at restaurants and fast foods? Let’s say an infected cook cut’s him self and a drop of blood fall’s on my hamburger. Can it infect me? Let’s say after it was cooked, just before serving.

A. i don't think so. HIV can't stay longer in open air, and that isn't transferred via food.

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Public policies that are designed to reduce the number of fast-food restaurants and increase the number of supermarkets are unlikely to reduce obesity, although such policies may make it easier for people to access healthy foods.
The study also found that changes in the availability of fast-food restaurants and supermarkets near a person's home are not associated with reductions in BMI.
Comment: The authors concluded that the more TV watching a child did, the greater the chances of eating at fast-food restaurants.
When we did a makeover of a fast-food restaurant, we found that softer music and lighting led diners to eat 175 fewer calories and enjoy it more," said the study's lead author, Brian Wansink, professor of marketing and director of Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab.
Participants were asked questions about their weight, social background, diet and viewing habits, and how often they ate TV snacks or fast-food restaurant meals.
But the meals won't change at any fast-food restaurant with outlets in San Francisco.
Dr Lubna Islam, General Practitioner at Al Noor Hospital said: "When the stomach hasn't been working for 12-14 hours, it's not right to suddenly provide it with a heavy, oily meal like the ones most fast-food restaurants offer.
Los Angeles Councilwoman Jan Perry says that the government should limit fast-food restaurants for another reason: lack of space.
A significantly greater number of fast-food restaurants are located within a short distance from schools than would be expected if there were no spatial dependence," the authors reported.
Today, 2,000 fast-food restaurants here rake in an US$1 billion to US$1.
Those who visited fast-food restaurants more than twice a week gained significantly more weight and had twice as much insulin resistance.