Fast food nation pays the price at the gas pump
- Epidemic obesity in the United States: Are fast foods and television viewing contributing? Jeffery, Robert W.; French, Simone A. // American Journal of Public Health;Feb1998, Vol. 88 Issue 2, p277
Objectives. This study examined the association between TV viewing, fast food eating, and body mass index. Methods. Associations between hours of TV viewing, frequency of eating at fast food restaurants, body mass index, and behaviors were assessed cross sectionally and longitudinally over 1...
- Scene From a Mall: A Study of Teens and Fast Food. // Eating Disorders Review;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p4
Discusses the results of an experiment conducted in a mall food court about fast food intake among overweight and lean adolescents in the United States. Teenagers' consumption of fast food regardless of their body weight; Energy intake of teenagers when fast food was consumed and two days when...
- Practice: Tackling the childhood obesity time bomb. Jarvis, Sarah // GP: General Practitioner;11/4/2005, p37
This article reports that the incidence of obesity in Great Britain has almost trebled in the last 20 years, and Great Britain has the fastest growing rate of obesity in the Western world. Between 1989 and 1998, the proportion of overweight pre-school children in Great Britain rose from 14.7...
- Fat Nation fights back--sort of. The Editors // U.S. News & World Report;7/1/2002, Vol. 133 Issue 1, p4
Discusses obesity in the United States. Percentage of adults and adolescents who are overweight; Human and financial costs which are staggering; Lawyers who plan to target the fast food and snack industries for using manipulative strategies to market unhealthful products that, when consumed...
- Section 3. Petroleum. // Monthly Energy Review;Dec2001, p41
Provides an update on the petroleum production of the U.S. in November 2001. Total petroleum imports; Estimated number of petroleum products that were supplied for domestic use; Volume of motor gasoline product supplied during November 2001.
- Section 9. Energy Prices. // Monthly Energy Review;Sep2002, p117
Presents charts depicting average price of domestic crude oil as of June 2002 in the U.S. Average retail price of unleaded regular gasoline; Prices of electricity sold by electric utilities; Statistics on the average price of natural gas delivered to electric utility plants.
- Primer: Most consumers benefit from lower oil prices. // Fort Worth Business Press;11/9/2001, Vol. 14 Issue 29, p3
Discusses the benefits of most consumers from lower oil prices. Benefits of cheaper refined products on airline and trucking industries; Effect of falling oil prices on oil field worker and to an investor in a company that owns drilling rigs.
- THE AVOIDABLE OIL CRISIS. Lovins, Amory B. // Atlantic (02769077);Dec87, Vol. 260 Issue 6, p22
Discusses strategies that can help the U.S. avoid oil shortages and keep the costs of oil down. Purpose of increasing the taxes on gasoline and other oil products; Net oil import of the U.S. in 1986; Drawback of importing foreign oil.
- Oil on edge as US crude stocks recover. // MEED: Middle East Economic Digest;8/29/1997, Vol. 41 Issue 35, p23
Reports on the recovery of gasoline stocks in the United States, in the wake of the oil price surge in the Atlantic basin. Effects of the rise of crude inventories on gasoline prices; Demand for gasoline in the market.