Fast Foods: Consumption Patterns, Role of Globalization and Health Effects


Marlin G. Sanford (Editor)

Series: Nutrition and Diet Research Progress
BISAC: HEA048000

Modern societies appear to consume large amounts of convenience and fast food, and its growing popularity is clear. While the consumption of fresh foods has tended to decrease, fast foods are widely consumed as a regular of the habitual diet regularly, especially by older people who live alone, children and adolescents. This book discusses the consumption patterns of fast foods, as well as the role of globalization and the health effects of fast food. (Imprint: Novinka )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Mineral Content in Fast Foods (pp. 1-34)
Carmen Cabrera-Vique, Triana Bergillos-Meca and Isabel Seiquer (Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Granada, Campus de Cartuja, Granada, Spain)

Chapter 2 – Dietary Fat and Coming Out of Obesity-Related Metabolic Diseases (pp. 35-52)
Gustavo Duarte Pimentel, Erick Prado de Oliveira and Guilherme Favaron (Department of Internal Medicine, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, SP, Brazil)

Chapter 3 – Fast Foods in Transition and Nutrition Problems in Thailand (pp. 53-90)
Visith Chavasit, Wantanee Kriengsinyos, Nattapol Tangsuphoom and Juntima Photi (Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Salaya, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand)

Chapter 4 – Foods Currently Sold by Street Food Vendors in the Western Cape, South Africa, Do Not Foster Good Health (pp. 91-118)
Zandile Mchiza, Jillian Hill and Nelia Steyn (Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit (NCDRU), Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa, and others)


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