Takeout Meals Linked to Health Concerns for Children
A new study has found a direct link between eating
takeout meals often and higher fat intake by children.
The study looked at data on 1,948 children
who were either nine- or 10-year-olds.
Eating takeout meals more than once a week
was associated with higher intakes of fat energy.
It was also linked to more saturated fat and
lower intake of protein and micronutrients.
Children who consumed high amounts of takeout
food also had higher levels of LDL cholesterol.
The study authors said eating a lot of takeout
has “adverse longer-term consequences.”
The consequences include obesity and
coronary heart disease risk, they wrote.
There should be efforts to reduce takeout
meal consumption in children, they added.