Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Researcher says Eastern European nations worst for trans fat in fast food

(Is this a surprise to anyone?)

By Ann Bagel Storck on 4/24/2007 for Meatingplace.com

A researcher who tested fast-food chains across 35 countries found that several Eastern European nations are the world's worst when it comes to serving unhealthy meals.

Steen Stender of Copenhagen University reported that Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland and the Czech Republic serve fast food with the highest levels of trans fat. He also discovered a significant difference in the quality of products of the same chain globally.

Stender revealed his findings at the 15th European Congress on Obesity. His survey was prompted by a Denmark law passed in 2004 that banned the use of trans fatty acids in all foods.

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