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Restaurant dishes 'contain more calories than fast-food meals'
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Posted: 13/12/18 - 06:49
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The calorie content of meals in UK restaurants is "excessive" and sit-down restaurants are unhealthier than fast-food chains, BMJ research suggests.

Health experts say meals should not exceed 600 calories, but in this study they averaged 1,033 in restaurants and 751 in fast-food chains.

University of Liverpool researchers analysed thousands of meals from places like Hungry Horse and McDonald's.

They said their findings were a cause for concern.

The research team looked at more than 13,500 meals on the menus of 21 sit-down restaurants and six fast-food chains.

By using online company information on calorie content, only one in 10 meals was classed as healthy or fewer than 600kcal, as recommended by Public Health England.

I Call True: I guess it depends on what you order when you have a sit down meal opposed to a takeaway but i'm calling true on this as in general the results from this study do seem to hold up.

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