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Old 11-02-2007, 07:21 AM   #30
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Chinese restaurant food unhealthy, study says
Menus loaded with sodium, saturated fat and calories

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17718517/

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The typical Chinese restaurant menu is a sea of nutritional no-nos, a consumer group has found.

A plate of General Tsoís chicken, for example, is loaded with about 40 percent more sodium and more than half the calories an average adult needs for an entire day.

The battered, fried chicken dish with vegetables has 1,300 calories, 3,200 milligrams of sodium and 11 grams of saturated fat.
Thatís before the rice (200 calories a cup). And after the egg rolls (200 calories and 400 milligrams of sodium).
In some ways, CSPI's Liebman said, Italian and Mexican restaurants are worse for your health, because their food is higher in saturated fat, which can increase the risk of heart disease.

While Chinese restaurant food is bad for your waistline and blood pressure ó sodium contributes to hypertension ó it does offer vegetable-rich dishes and the kind of fat thatís not bad for the heart.
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