20 Dec '11, 3am

Fast food: Fast track to obesity and disease? #Singapore

Fast food: Fast track to obesity and disease? #Singapore

Learn why fast food is bad for health (Thinkstock photo) The next time you crave for a double cheese hamburger, think of the whopping calories, saturated fats and high amount of sodium that go into this fast food meal. Dietitians and nutritionists have long singled out eating fast food as a fast track to obesity and disease. According to the Ministry of Health's National Health Survey, Singaporeans have grown fatter over the past seven years, with the obesity rate rising from 6.9 per cent in 2004 to 10.8 per cent in 2010. More people are also developing type 2 diabetes . This type of diabetes occurs when the body becomes insulin-resistant and is closely linked to obesity. "The sharp rise in obesity and type 2 diabetes among Singaporeans over the past seven years is alarming," says Dr Daniel Wai , director of the Obesity and Metabolic Unit and consultant at the Department o...

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