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How responsible is the fast food industry for the health problems faced by obese people in this country?

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Poll Results: 810 votes
31%
Somewhat responsible
 
26%
Not responsible at all
 
24%
Very responsible
 
18%
Not too responsible
 



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M.N. J.
Monday February 23, 2015, 1:31 AM


(continued)

"You don't want to substitute one poison for another."

M.N. J.
Monday February 23, 2015, 1:30 AM


http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-dietary-guidelines-cholesterol-20150219-story.html

Nutrition and public health experts...recommended Thursday that cholesterol no longer be labeled a "nutrient of concern" -- a designation that for decades has prompted health-conscious Americans to avoid eggs and other foods that are high in the fat-like substance.

The new advice...is widely expected to be adopted by the panel that will update the government's Dietary Guidelines for Americans later this year.

For the first time, the advisory panel also gave Americans a thumbs-up on moderate coffee consumption. The committee said that daily caffeine intake equivalent to three to five cups of coffee is not only safe, but appears to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in adults. Caffeine may even protect against Parkinson’s disease....

Physicians and nutritionists vilified fats of all kinds in the 1980s and 1990s....And when Americans reduced their fat consumption, many replaced it with foods rich in carbohydrates and added sugars, which contributed enormously to America’s epidemic rates of obesity and Type 2 diabetes....

"You can't just tell Americans to eat less saturated fat," said...a professor of nutrition and chemistry at Cornell University. "We not only have to tell them what to reduce, but we have to tell them what to substitute it with that won't worsen their health. You don't want to substitu

Sue H.
Friday February 13, 2015, 8:07 PM


Somewhat.

Ed V.
Friday December 26, 2014, 7:49 AM


Somewhat responsible

Barbara V.
Friday December 26, 2014, 5:40 AM


Somewhat responsible

Aaron Bouchard
Saturday December 20, 2014, 10:35 AM


Somewhat responsible

Darren Woolsey
Thursday December 4, 2014, 11:09 AM


Most "industries" act irresponsibly in terms of their product: cars (recycleable?, fuel?, insurance?), food (waste, exploitation of animals), utilities (Water, Gas, Electricity (leaks, safety, costs), the list goes on and on and on and on and. . .

Magdalena J.
Thursday November 6, 2014, 3:33 AM


In a way.

Mary T.
Thursday July 3, 2014, 11:19 PM


blame the person

Nimue P.
Saturday April 26, 2014, 6:13 PM


No one forces anyone to eat fast food, everyone is individually responsible for what they eat.



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