Navigation Links
Nutritional quality at fast-food restaurants still needs improvement
Date:5/6/2013

San Diego, CA, May 7, 2013 More than 25 percent of American adults chow down on fast food two or more times each week. Known for menu items containing high amounts of fat, sugar, and salt, fast-food restaurants have contributed to America's poor diets and increased risk of diet-related chronic diseases, like heart disease and diabetes. A new study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Healthy Eating Research program and published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine presents results from a 14-year study indicating that fast food restaurant menus have only modestly increased nutritious offerings, and much improvement is still needed.

"Despite qualitative evidence that the fast-food industry is making improvements to the nutritional quality of at least some of their menu items, a quantitative evaluation of trends in the nutritional quality of fast food available in the marketplace was lacking," says lead investigator Mary Hearst, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Public Health at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. "This is the first study to quantitatively evaluate whether fast-food restaurant chains have improved the nutritional quality of their U.S. menu offerings over a period of time during which they have been encouraged to do so by governmental and nongovernmental agencies."

Hearst and the study team set out to examine trends at eight fast-food restaurants using data from 1997/1998 to 2009/2010 culled from the University of Minnesota Nutrition Coordinating Center Food and Nutrient Database, which houses menus from 22 fast-food restaurants. The investigators selected eight restaurants:

  • McDonald's
  • Burger King
  • Wendy's
  • Taco Bell
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)
  • Arby's
  • Jack in the Box
  • Dairy Queen

Three criteria determined restaurant selection: Inclusion in the database since 1997; offering a defined set of menu items (i.e., not offering a kind
'/>"/>

Contact: Brianna Lee
eAJPM@ucsd.edu
858-534-9407
Elsevier Health Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Fertilizers could help tackle nutritional deficiency in African country, researchers say
2. Which nutritional factors help preserve muscle mass, strength and performance in seniors?
3. CRN assesses current state of scientific research for nutritional supplements
4. Fish oil added to yogurt may help consumers meet daily nutritional requirements
5. Air pollution diminishing air quality at Devils Postpile National Monument
6. NREL survey shows dramatic improvement in B100 biodiesel quality
7. Study explores long-term water quality trends in near-pristine streams
8. Biomass research collaboration seeks to improve biofuel efficiency, bio-products quality
9. New study indicates avocado consumption may be associated with better diet quality
10. Scientists discover structure of protein essential for quality control, nerve function
11. Study looks at gray seal impact on beach water quality
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/27/2014)... that wiped them out if it had taken place ... A fresh study using up-to-date fossil records and improved ... narrative of the prehistoric creatures, demise, some 66 million ... million years before a 10km-wide asteroid struck what is ... extensive volcanic activity, changing sea levels and varying temperatures. ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... studies have shown the potential for global climate change ... the most part, ignored the interactions between increasing temperature ... known to damage crops. , A new study involving ... quite significant, suggesting that policymakers need to take both ... security. , The study looked in detail at global ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... first broad-scale estimate of air pollution removal by trees ... trees are saving more than 850 human lives a ... , While trees, pollution removal equated to an average ... impacts of that improvement are substantial. Researchers valued the ... nearly $7 billion every year in a study published ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Dinosaurs fell victim to perfect storm of events, study shows 2Study: Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplies 2Study: Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplies 3First national study finds trees saving lives, reducing respiratory problems 2
... microorganisms immediately after birth, and the microbiomes of their mouths ... day 15 according to a study published in mBio ... Microbiology. "We could watch this differentiation over time. ... gut] became more and more differentiated from each other. It ...
... Centuries of economic theory have been based on one simple ... the rational decision and select the one they value more. ... flaw in that it is demonstrably untrue. The fields ... list of common biases that cause people to act against ...
... our ancestors driven by the threat of snakes? Work by ... put forward by Lynne Isbell, professor of anthropology at the ... 28 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy ... at Toyama University, Japan; and Rafael Maior and Carlos Tomaz ...
Cached Biology News:Microbiome in gut, mouth, and skin of low birth weight infants differentiate weeks after birth 2Microbiome in gut, mouth, and skin of low birth weight infants differentiate weeks after birth 3Common bias known as the 'endowment effect' not present in hunter-gatherer societies 2Common bias known as the 'endowment effect' not present in hunter-gatherer societies 3Common bias known as the 'endowment effect' not present in hunter-gatherer societies 4Snakes on the brain: Are primates hard-wired to see snakes? 2
(Date:7/26/2014)... Albany, NY (PRWEB) July 26, 2014 ... 2020 provides key market data on the Canada ... in millions of US dollars, volume (in units) ... segments - High-End Endoscopy Visualization Systems, Mid-Range Endoscopy ... Browse Full Report at http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis/213254 . , ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... , July 25, 2014 Amgen (NASDAQ: ... today declared a $0.61 per share dividend for the ... on Sept. 5, 2014, to all stockholders of record ... 2014.  About Amgen Amgen is committed ... from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... researchers from the University of Leicester has furthered ... the potential to create new materials using nanosized ... published in the prestigious academic journal Physical ... to examine in rich detail the structure and ... an acetylene molecule and a single helium atom. ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... New York (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 ... Market Research, "Biological Drugs Market - Global Industry Analysis, ... the global biological drugs market is estimated at USD ... at a CAGR of 10.1% from 2014 to 2020, ... in 2020. , The biological drugs market is witnessing ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Canada Endoscopy Visualization Systems Market Outlook to 2020: MarketResearchReports.Biz 2Canada Endoscopy Visualization Systems Market Outlook to 2020: MarketResearchReports.Biz 3Canada Endoscopy Visualization Systems Market Outlook to 2020: MarketResearchReports.Biz 4Canada Endoscopy Visualization Systems Market Outlook to 2020: MarketResearchReports.Biz 5Amgen Announces 2014 Third Quarter Dividend 2Amgen Announces 2014 Third Quarter Dividend 3Breakthrough laser experiment reveals liquid-like motion of atoms in an ultra-cold cluster 2Breakthrough laser experiment reveals liquid-like motion of atoms in an ultra-cold cluster 3Biological Drugs Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 2Biological Drugs Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 3
... - Gov Jim Doyle on Thursday announced that three ... from the Department of Commerce Technology Assistance Grant (TAG) ... are as follows: , , Functional Biosciences, ... to provide DNA sequencing. It will receive a $250,000 ...
... Thompson announced last week that he is planning to ... arm that will provide access to his electronic medical ... Alumni Research Foundation announced that it has licensed California ... cell patents. On another note, Madison biotech firm ...
... Alfalight, Inc. , a Madison-based manufacturer of high-power ... been awarded $1.4 million in funding for Phase II ... by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. ... increase a laser's power conversion efficiency -- to lower ...
Cached Biology Technology:Alfalight garners $1.4 million defense funding for diode program 2
Normal donkey serum collected from healthy normal donkeys....
Whole blood is collected from canines (any breed, either sex), refrigerated within 6 hours, processed within 24 hours and frozen at -20C....
... BAC (100+kb), fosmid (40kb), and large plasmid ... any othe BAC vector. On command 20-50 ... easy recombinant DNA purification. Available with blue-white ... vectors for the highest insert stability. Kits ...
Because it is manufactured at our ISO 9001–certified facilities in Eugene, Oregon, we can guarantee that FluoroPure grade propidium iodide is greater than or equal to 98% pure by HPLC....
Biology Products: