Dr. Nina Radcliff / Calories higher at sit-down restaurants than at fast-food places - Press of Atlantic City: Commentary

Dr. Nina Radcliff / Calories higher at sit-down restaurants than at fast-food places

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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 12:01 am

You are more likely to become bikini ready or fit into your skinny jeans if you eat at a fast-food restaurant (and supersize your meal) than if you dine at a small chain or individual sit-down restaurant. This is not an April Fool's Day prank or the story line for an episode of MTV's "Punk'd." According to researchers from the Tufts University Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, the average meal at one of these restaurants contains 6 percent more calories than an equivalent meal at a fast-food restaurant.

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