Monday, March 23, 2015

Doctors Want to Ban Fast Food From Hospitals

I'd say it's about time that fast food is banned from hospitals. After all, hospitals are the places where sick people go to get well, right? At least, that is what is supposed to happen. There have been countless studies conducted on the end results of fast food on the body, yet it makes no sense that hospitals still have these fast food facilities within the hospital premises.

Alas, times are changing and physicians are becoming more involved in making a difference with their patients' choices in lifestyle behaviors. This starts with good food. A nonprofit group called the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is working toward formulating the right equation to hospitals in general about their questionable relationship with fast food. How can people not know the harmful effects that are caused by eating fast food and why are those that are healthcare experts  not properly teaching their patients about the harm that is caused to the body by eating such foods?

How can one be sure that the hospital has your best interests at heart when some hospitals profit more depending on how much fast food is sold in their facility? In the words of Cardiologist Aseem Malhotra of the Royal Free Hospital in London, he states "The junk food industry's aggressive and irresponsible marketing has even been allowed to hijack the very institutions that are supposed to set an example: our hospitals". Well said! He writes about the food industry's controversial marketing tactics in the June 2013 article published by the British Medical Journal.

To name just a few of the effects of junk food to the body -- start by knowing that not only are you (as a patient or anyone else for that matter) taking in extra calories, you are also promoting insulin resistance, blood sugar spikes, depression, acne, high blood pressure and many more...

A few other links to articles related to the topic of banning fast food from hospitals are listed below:

Doctors Fight to Ban Fast Food From Hospitals

Fast Food Ban Made by Doctors

Statistics of Health Risks From Eating Fast Food


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