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Eating Out Doesn't Guarantee Weight Gain
Date:1/21/2008

But fast food is no friend of the waistline, new study finds

MONDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- It's not whether you eat out, it's where you choose to dine that affects your waistline, new research suggests.

People who live in neighborhoods with more fast-food restaurants are more likely to be obese than are people who live near more "full-service" restaurants, the study found.

"A lot of people have tried to understand why the obesity epidemic has come up, and some people hypothesize that eating out more might have something to do with it," said Dr. Virginia Chang, senior author of the study and assistant professor of medicine and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. "Our findings suggest that eating out per se is not necessarily bad."

An obesity epidemic has indeed overtaken the United States, with some two-thirds of adults now considered overweight and about one-third categorized as obese.

Previous studies have implicated eating out as one factor contributing to the spread, and Americans are patronizing restaurants more than ever.

In 1940, Americans spent about 15 percent of their food dollars at restaurants, compared to more than 40 percent in 2005. And, in 2005, fast-food restaurants captured about 30 percent of the eating-out budget, versus only about 12 percent in 1960, the study authors said.

Probably not coincidentally, only about 7 percent of U.S. adults were obese in 1940.

"Eating in restaurants is a dangerous game," said Mireille Guiliano, author of French Women Don't Get Fat. "You have no control. You don't know what the chef put in, whether it's a lot of salt and way above the daily requirements. That's one challenge, but also the portions. In many, many restaurants, the portions are huge."

While previous researched had focused on state-level data, the new study, published in the February issue of t
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