DALLAS � Sarah Blumenschein sees a pattern in the overweight children who
come to her clinic. They snack more often and they eat out more often �
especially at fast-food restaurants.
"The kids don't realize the high calorie and fat levels in fast food," said
Blumenschein, a pediatric cardiologist at the University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. "The marketing of fast food has been
"Trans fat is a no-brainer. They should have done this a long time ago.
We've known about trans fat for 30 years," said Marion Nestle, a professor
of nutrition at New York University and author of "Food Politics," a
critical look at the food industry's influence.
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