Caution: foreign fast food ruins Chinese adolescents' health

14:23, March 31, 2010      

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Does McDonald's contain preservatives?

Joann Bruso, 62, a U.S. nutritionist, said McDonald's hamburgers contain high amounts of preservatives. She said her claims were based on an experiment at home.

Bruso said she bought a meal from McDonald's a year ago that failed to decompose even after a year, the Daily Mail reported.

A picture of the hamburger and French fries, which she posted on her blog, appeared not be drying up and the bun was just dried and cracked.

McDonald's officials in China tried to reassure customers that its famous hamburgers, French fries and other items are safe to eat in China.

The statement went on to assure fast food lovers that they should feel safe about everything from French fries to nuggets but did not mention anything about preservatives in other food items.

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【Childhood obesity growing dangerously in China】

Among children between seven and eighteen years old in Chinese mainland cities, for every 100 boys, twelve are overweight and five are considered "fat." For every 100 girls, seven are overweight and three are considered "fat." The rate of obesity has increased rapidly in recent years, but there has also been a decline in the physical fitness of students.

Experts have pointed out that the main reason for people eating large amounts of protein, foreign fast food, sugary carbonated beverages with sugar and carbonic acid, and larger amounts of sweetmeat is that people have a misunderstanding of obesity and weight loss.more>>

【However, less junk food found in U.S. schools】

French fries and other junk food are now harder to find in U.S. school cafeterias or fundraisers, a U.S. federal study discovered as quoted by media reports. more>>
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