RESEARCH | Staff Reporter, India

Indian restaurants contributes to obesity in Delhi, research says

It is linked to the density of full-service and fast food restaurants in the city.

In an article by Live Mint, the distance of the Indian restaurants and sweet shops in Delhi are directly correlated to the growing cases of obesity, as shown in the research by All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

According to the study, people staying within a 1km radius of fast food joints are more likely to have unhealthy eating habits.

“Full service and fast food restaurant density in the residential area of adults surveyed in Delhi, was associated with poor dietary intake,” said Nikhil Tandon.

The study surveyed 15 food groups, and evaluated dietary intake using a 26-item food propensity questionnaire in over 134 parts of the city. It covered 5,364 adults in the city.

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