International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 10, Part A (2017)
A study on health hazards caused due to intake of fast food in Kovilpalayam at Coimbatore
D Radhasri and G Gokila
Fast foods are quite popular among children owing to taste, appearance and hype created by mass media. However, the increased incidence of lifestyle disorders seen now-a-days at an early age could be attributed to fast foods. It tastes good, but the effects on the health are detrimental. Fast foods have become a prominent feature of the diet of youngsters, especially in the developing country. The health problems that stem from overweight and obesity can shorten the life span. They were provided with a list of questions aimed at evaluating their knowledge, awareness of Fast foods and its adverse effects. They are obsessed with the taste and habituated. This study highlights the need for educational program to raise the awareness of the health risks produced by intemperate consumption of fast foods. Junk foods are also laced with colors which are often in edible, carcinogenic and harmful to the body. These foods can affect digestive system, its effects can emerge after many years.
How to cite this article:
D Radhasri and G Gokila. A study on health hazards caused due to intake of fast food in Kovilpalayam at Coimbatore. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(10): 14-17.