Are Asian foods as "fattening" as western-styled fast foods?

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From: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition(Vol. 74, Issue 2)
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Document Type: Article
Length: 1,794 words
Lexile Measure: 1560L

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In Asia, the consumption of western-styled fast foods is widely perceived as the cause of the rise in obesity and chronic disease. Twenty-five of the most popular local Asian foods were compared for energy, total fat, saturated fat, sodium, and cholesterol with twenty-nine western-styled fast foods. The comparative analysis showed no significant difference in energy (p = 0.150) and total fat (p = 0.346) between the two food categories. These findings suggest that many local Asian foods contribute as much energy and total fat in a single meal as western-styled fast foods. Local Asian foods had greater amounts of sodium (p

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