Frequent Take-Out Food Linked To Increased Cholesterol and Obesity in Children

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Response: It is important to consider the effects high fat foods may be having in childhood for future risk of chronic disease. Policies need to take urgent action to improve the food choices available, particularly in deprived areas, so that families can have access to healthy, affordable and convenient foods. What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Response: This research adds to growing evidence of the detrimental health effects of frequent consumption of takeaway foods, this often coincides with diets which are generally high in fats, sugars and salt. Interventions to reduce takeaway food consumption, particularly in children, could potentially have greater impacts on improving overall dietary intakes and disease risk markers and should therefore be investigated further.

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